Here is the opening to my Tuesday column examining the Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut trade almost a year later:

There has been disappointment about Andrew Bogut, and with good reason. He has been a presence on the Warriors in the sense of mostly being an absence. And now, in addition to his bum ankle, he has a bad back and he has a doctor’s note for more absences. If he were a student, you’d call him a truant.

Bogut’s status — call it non-status — raises a question. Did the Warriors blow it March 13 when they traded Monta Ellis for Bogut? Other players were involved, but Ellis and Bogut were the crux of the issue.

There’s another way to phrase the question. Would you prefer the Warriors never had made that dramatic trade?

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