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Should Ellis be traded to move up in the draft?

All ye faithful Warrior fans have witnessed what the man they call Monta Ellis is capable of doing. We watched him drop 30+ a night for a month and carry the squad while the disturbing image of him muttering into a microphone, "We can't play together" burned in the back of our minds. Surely, these two players have painted a worthy portrait many a night in the arena, proving the dubious statement to render faulty as the string music played...and some nights it wasn't all that great. One thing is clear: Stephen Curry is the classic cornerstone upon which to build a franchise. 

It is questionable whether Ellis is willing or capable to run a basketball team. A strong and focused man, he often defers to questions about his game saying, "Well, once I get on the court, I just do what Monta Ellis do." What Monta Ellis does is unquestionably a handful. But Warrior fans always longed for this to escape his lips instead, "Well, once I get on the court, I won't let my team down." Not that Ellis is selfish or unconcerned with what his teammates do, but he clearly sees the game on more of an internal plane, while Curry's bravado and energy is the very thing coaches and teammates have always looked to Ellis to provide. 

 

You pick the one right tool. I believe that Curry is the better player, and the better prospect for building a franchise from rubble. Ellis is a great player. Can they play together? Well, yeah, didn't you watch them both post 30+ points the last game in Portland? Yeah, but what does that really mean? Does this mean they are great teammates, or does it mean they're just great basketball players? I choose the latter. I think somewhere out there, there's a much better teammate for Stephen to play alongside. Now the true intentions of the post are finally revealed. I believe that we should do whatever it takes this upcoming draft to bring Evan Turner to Golden State. Is Monta Ellis + our draft pick too much or too little to give in order to land this player? I would trade an all-star player + a high draft pick for a likely superstar who would play remarkably well with my young point guard. 


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!

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