Monta's blunders in the past are forgivable as time (and wins) is the greatest healer of all things. Ask Kobe and all other athletes mired in legal issues. Being not much a talker, it's hard to get good sound bites from him that make us think otherwise, too. There was no press conferences where he teary-eyed confessed to anything. He doesn't openly talk about "loving" his teammates. But does any player deserve to be shunned like this? And if he isn't part of the future, should we try to find a scenario that will restore him to the image of him that we once had?