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Source: Monta trade talks 'pretty hot'

Posted on: June 9, 2011 4:16 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 8:15 pm
DALLAS – The Warriors and representatives for Monta Ellis are working cooperatively to see if a trade to a contending team can be arranged, a deal that would likely happen around the NBA draft later this month, a person with knowledge of the discussions told

“It’s pretty hot,” the person familiar with the talks said.

UPDATE: The Trail Blazers, Lakers, and Hawks, are among the teams that made exploratory calls after word leaked that the Warriors and 76ers were discussing an Ellis-for-Andre Iguodala swap, league sources said Thursday. Ellis-for-Iguodala is a “50-50” proposition at the moment, a person with knowledge of those talks said. A third person with knowledge of the Warriors' strategy described trading Ellis as a secondary priority to the draft.

Ellis would be interested in a trade to the Bulls, who have previously expressed interest in him. But a person with direct knowledge of Chicago's offseason discussions refuted the notion that the Bulls have had recent contact with Golden State about the electrifying guard.

The Sixers have fielded several calls about Iguodala, but executives who’ve spoken with them detect reluctance in the Philadelphia front office to trade Iguodala in a salary dump. The Sixers want a player of value in return, sources said.

Ellis, a prolific scorer who may not fit long term in an undersized backcourt with Stephen Curry under defensive-minded coach Mark Jackson, would be a good fit for a playoff-contending team seeking an additional perimeter scorer and penetrator to take some of the load off its primary scorer.

Ellis, 25, has two more years at $11 million each with an early-termination option for 2013-14, also at $11 million. In 80 games for Golden State last season, he averaged 24.1 points and a career-high 5.6 assists.
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Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: June 10, 2011 9:12 am

Source: Monta trade talks 'pretty hot'

He could be a T-Wolf, for a series of trades.

Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2011 3:23 am

Source: Monta trade talks 'pretty hot'

The Cavs aren't trading for Monte Ellis. That would go against what they are trying to accomplish.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 3:17 am

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Where would he play then? TDot already has DeRozan, and his star is only rising....Bayless / Calderon at PG....answer me that one.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 2:18 am

Source: Monta trade talks 'pretty hot'

yeah I agree Monta isn't the guy you want to build around.  Curry is a good kid, his dad seemed like a good father and brought up his son well.  Mark Jackson said he wanted to be an uptempo team but also focus on defense.  Which is tough to see happening with their current pieces.  The Warriors definitely need more defensive minded players.  The bulls did a good job with getting Noah, brewer, bogans and Taj.  All good role players that play defense.  Obviously you need good superstars to win out.  But getting the right pieces will be key for the Warriors.  Moving Monta is a good first step.

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 2:13 am

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The Warriors can learn lots from the approach of the Bulls.  The Bulls have built a winning team around young, talent and mixed in the right veterans.  As fans, we do not get to step into the locker room and appreciate what some guys can do for a club off the court.  I dont get a feeling that Monta is the best at helping his club off the court (scooter accident was a HUGE gaffe).  Warriors need to build around D and character and can get into the post season much quicker that way.  Bulls should have many seasons with their nucleus, here's to hoping that the Warriors can start building one themselves... I do not think that Monta is the player to start with.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:58 am

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I just moved to SF, so I hope that the Warriors can get better.  I think moving Monta is a great idea.  Iggy isn't the blockbuster move, they will just be different, but it won't really improve that record.  They will still be mediocre.  I'm also hoping the Bulls could get Monta for a cheap price or deal, they can use an explosive scorer, I'm sure the Bulls will evaluate if he could have chemistry and play D at all for the bulls because thats what the Bulls look for.

Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:52 am

Source: Monta trade talks 'pretty hot'

It amazes me how many of you hold Ellis up as if he were a superstar. He's not.

We aren't toshing him out and getting nothing in return, the new braintrust will see to that.

And let's not lose focus here, we are building around Curry (who HAS the potential to be a superstar) and working to put solid pieces around him. We need a true SG, SF and C and I really don't care who we get as long as they fill one of those positions, score around 15 points a game, 10 rebounds and play good solid D. I'd take Iggy in a heatbeat because he fills in all those critera.

The bottom line is we can't win with two undersized guards in the back court, the last two years have already proven that. Ellis needs to go so the rest of the new team can be built. Curry is capable of scoring 30 and still dishing close to 10 dimes and 5 boards if Ellis is gone but he'll never get that opprotunity as long as we have both of them.

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:40 am

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That Pau Gasol trade included Marc Gasol.  Also, Jerry West was not the GM at the time.  He had stepped down 6 months prior.

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:13 am

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Destiny Driven,  this would be a great deal for both sides and I completely agree.  I have not looked at any mocks yet... but do like Kanter at 4 and think he would help the new ownership and coaching staff put their mark on this team and excite local fans.  I have long been a big Monta supporter but have never felt that he could carry the team.  He would make a huge difference for the Cavs and Kanter and that $11 mill could go far in other ways.  As a Warriors fan however, I have become jaded and often expect the worst.  I will hope for the best.

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