Lots of stuff in today’s papers about Monta Ellis. It seems the Warriors are talking to lots of teams about trading their diminutive backcourt star for someone bigger, someone who plays defense as well.
This makes sense. Joe Lacob is a risk taker — he hired an announcer to be his coach — and does not seem afraid to remake a losing backcourt and change the emphasis of his team so that it plays at least a little defense. He can do this by trading one of his two stars. Stephen Curry is the other one. I’ve long advocated Ellis is the one to go.
If these reports prove true, I would be correct about trading Ellis and my kid, Grant, would be wrong. I’ll tell him that as soon as he wakes up.