I don't care what any of you haters have to say. Jamal Crawford, of course in my opinion, as I am the writer of this Fanpost, is good for this team. I don't know who's faster between him and Monta (if healthy), but Crawford is sure lightning quick as is. Sure he's a streaky shooter, but when he is on fire, he is extremely tough to stop. He can beat his man off the dribble, just like Monta. He can create for others if Nelly actually wanted him to. He can shoot free throws and 3-pointers also just like Monta. No, wait a minute... oh yeah that's right. Monta is capable of making those shots, but not as easily as Crawford can.
What is it ya'll don't like about him? His lack of defense? I read a lot of you complain about Watson's defense, and you don't think he should go. His constant outside shooting instead of using his capabilities to drive to the basket? Captain Jack does the same thing, and he's capable of even slamming on defenders. He collects technicals like it's a good thing. On top of that... HE'S ONE OF OUR TEAM CAPTAINS!!! Excuse me... His history of never making it to the playoffs? Well, isn't basketball a team game? Did Monta not have a good supporting cast of players on the team in '07?
Monta Ellis is one hell of a player. A unique kind of a talent. I will admit that he is a diamond in the rough. We straight up stole him in the 2nd round of his draft. Admittingly so, I was probably one of the first, if not, the first person who bought a jersey of his before anyone even knew who he was. Okay before someone like Sleepy Fraud or whatever his name is says something like "Of course we knew who he was. We watch the Warriors," then let me correct myself and say before anyone probably paid attention to him the same amount they did to J-Rich or Baron, I went on to the Warriors website and paid my hard earned money for a custom-made authentic jersey of him while watching the very few minutes a game then-coach Mike Montgomery would give him. Why? Because I knew he would be special. Back then, I didn't want to get J-Rich or Baron because I knew those would be most of the jerseys other Warrior fans would be sporting. Anyway, it's time for this guy to go.
No, I haven't talked to him up close and personally. No, I haven't spent a day to see or hear him do the shenanigans most recently posted about. No, it's not that I don't think his best days are behind him. Hmmmmmmm, anything else I can think of what the Monta supporters will ask me...?
Before these reports of how Ellis was acting, I even noticed since last year even during his post-game interviews, he was starting to get really cocky. The dude's got skills, but c'mon... let your game do the talking. I know at least some of us see he's having that "me me me" attitude. You can see it in his interviews, his body language, his facial expressions, and in his demeanor when he's around the team in their "huddles." Sure it may look pretty what Monta can do on the basketball floor, but in time, it's all going to catch up with us and kill the nucleus for our team.