View Full Version : Ellis the Beneficiary

07-02-2008, 04:24 PM
Ellis Should Thank Baron: As shocked and surprised as the Golden State Warriors were to hear Baron Davis opted out of his contract, and then he verbally agreed to a deal with the Golden State Warriors, Monta Ellis has to be just as happy because he just became that much more important to his team.

A restricted free agent the Warriors planned on keeping, Ellis was destined to getting a fat raise anyway, but with Davis no longer part of the team Ellis is the man in the backcourt. The Warriors made a pitch to Gilbert Arenas simply because they could, but they didn't expect him to take it anyway.

With all of that, Ellis remains the best option now to be the lead guard for the Golden State Warriors in 2008-09 and beyond, so expect him to get paid accordingly and expect it to happen soon. Other teams New York and Miami come to mind are interested and would be willing to part with some decent pieces in a sign-and-trade deal, but none of those pieces would be legitimate lead guards.

Ellis became infinitely more valuable to the Warriors when Davis agreed with the Clippers, and he's going to get paid big money. The next time the duo have dinner, Monta Ellis should feel obligated to pick up the check as a thank you.


07-02-2008, 05:29 PM
Monta was going to be resigned either way. With Baron gone, the Warriors are loaded with money

07-03-2008, 10:58 AM
I think Monta's points and assist totals will increase.

07-03-2008, 10:59 AM
Ellis = 25 ppg/5 rpg/6 apg

07-03-2008, 01:55 PM
Ellis will have big money, big numbers but this team without a strong PG is going nowhere....

Ellis will be the #1 option but won't be winner until a real team is around him...

07-03-2008, 02:22 PM
Ellis is not a PG. He is an undersized 2 a la Allen Iverson. They still need a PG