The Warriors finished out the first two months (there were only two games in October) 6-10; not a great start, but not bad considering the commotion that the team has undergone since the start of training camp. Stephen Jackson is no longer on the squad, and multiple injuries have forced the Dubs to constantly play short handed. Controversy over Monta Ellis lingered throughout the month of Novembe, but Ellis seems to be stepping into the lead scorer role nicely over the last few games.
Monta Ellis 3
Stephen Jackson 2
CJ Watson 1
How fitting that the two players put up against each other at the beginning of the season start take the early lead in the standings. Curry started off the season playing very well and he finished the month shooting 40% from 3pt range and tied for the team lead in assists with 5.3. Curry's passing skills are indisputable; he has great feel for the game both in the halfcourt and fastbreak. Towards the end of the month, however, Curry's lack of defense (something he was never great at in college) has become a problem. The man Curry shares the assist lead with is the 66 million man Monta Ellis. After the trade of Jackson, Monta has done just about everything to prove that he is the franchise player. There can be little doubt about that now as Ellis has averaged 24.4 points on 47% shooting and has taken on the responsibility of guarding the opposing teams best player night in and night out.
Atma Brother One- Stephen Curry (1), Don Nelson (1)
Jae- Kelenna Azubuike (1)
R Dizzle- Anthony Morrow (1), CJ Watson (1), Stephen Jackson (1)
Fantasy Junkie- Stephen Jackson (1), Corey Maggette (1)
Poll- Anthony Randolph (1), Monta Ellis (1), Stephen Curry (1)
dj fuzzylogic- Stephen Curry (1), Monta Ellis (1), Chris Hunter (1)
Hash- Monta Ellis (1)