FanPost

Will Moped Run out of Gas?



Monta Ellis has been incredible this season.  If he was in the East he would probably be an allstar, and if Tracy McGrady wasn't voted into the West's team by dumb@$$ fans, either Ellis or Billups would probably be on that team.  (As it stands now, I don't think Ellis will get in, although he does deserve to!) 

I am getting a little concerned though.  Ellis has been playing a lot of 48 minute games lately, and when he isn't playing 48 minutes hes playing 43 or more.  I guess this isn't incredibly unusual.  I'm sure lots of players have been used this much in the past, although I can't recall any Warrior doing it.  It seems like if there was a high correlation between playing 48 minutes a game and getting injured then teams would know that, and not play anyone 48 minutes a game.  But maybe not... 

I'm getting a little worried though.  The Warriors are going nowhere fast, especially with Randolph and Turiaf going down recently.  They probably never really had a chance at the playoffs.  They are probably (about) the 13th best team in the West, even when fully healthy, and they are definitely not fully healthy. 

So why play Moped for the whole game?  He is one of the most entertaining players to watch.  He is absolutely incredible in my opinion and makes the Warriors really fun to watch.  But the amount of time he hits the ground hard in every game, and the amount of minutes hes playing, and the way the Warriors are relying on him so much has to be wearing him out!  How long can he keep this up!?!  It pains  me to say this because Moped is so entertaining, but the Dubs need to give him some more rest.  You're not going to make the playoffs and it seems to me that playing Ellis like this could lead to an injury, and could potentially even shorten his career!  Maybe I'm overreacting, but I'm not sure that I am.  His body has to be really worn out!  He jumps high enough so that his head gets close to the backboard, and then comes crashing to the ground after colliding with a big man at least a few times a game.

So should Nellie continue to play Moped 48 minutes a game and hope he doesn't run out of gas? 

(Also just for fun) Do you think he should be an allstar?  Do you think he will be?

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Golden State Of Mind

You must be a member of Golden State Of Mind to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Golden State Of Mind. You should read them.

Join Golden State Of Mind

You must be a member of Golden State Of Mind to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Golden State Of Mind. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker