Monta Ellis Trade: Who Benefits More, Golden State Warriors or Milwaukee Bucks?

March 13th, 2012 by Sim Risso Leave a reply »
After years of speculation, the Golden State Warriors have finally traded high-scoring guard Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks in a five-player deal.

In the trade, the Warriors will receive Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson, while the Bucks will get Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown in return.

For the Bucks, Ellis is the big piece in the deal. The shooting guard is in his seventh NBA season and has proven himself to be a prolific scorer. Ellis—a former second-round draft pick—has averaged 19.6 points per game in his career. But he's been even better than that of late, averaging 23.8 points over the last three seasons.

Ellis, who entered the NBA out of high school, is still only 26 years old. On top of that, he is signed to a team-friendly contract for the next two years at $22 million overall.

For the Warriors, Bogut is the big prize. Bogut was the No. 1 overall selection of the NBA draft in 2005. He won't provide much on offense for the Warriors, considering he has averaged only 12.7 points per game in his NBA career.

But Bogut has proven to be a solid rebounder, averaging 9.3 rebounds throughout his career. At ...

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