Pivot Points: The Warriors Should Build Around Monta Ellis,Not Trade Him

February 15th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors, a team known for making questionable decisions, appear to be set in continuing that tradition by contemplating a possible move of their leading scorer Monta Ellis.

If the goal of the team is to maintain a path of irrelevance then this is the move to make, but if the Warriors hope to have any chances of reversing their dismal course they would not even consider a deal for Ellis.

In Ellis and rookie guard Stephen Curry, Golden State has one of the most exciting and promising back courts in the NBA and the onus of management should be centered on building the team around those two players.

I realize there are attractive deals to be made and Golden State would stand to benefit from dealing a 26 point per game scorer, but the Warriors have traveled that path to less than positive results.

I'm all for the Warriors making a deal to enhance the prospects of the team, but Ellis is one of the few bright spots for Golden State, and if the idea is to make the team better, there are other places to look.

As bad as the Warriors are, Ellis, Curry, and Anthony Randolph should be the cornerstones of a franchis ...

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