I was writing a comment on one of the previous FanPosts and muwu mentioned something about Jerry West, the new GM of the Warriors, potentially placing Monta Ellis on the block. Upon some research I realised that it perhaps does make sense for the Warriors to trade him.
I have always thought that Monta is a gifted scorer - he can beat his man off the dribble, has wicked handles, has a good jump shot and can even play the point. But, for some reason, I neglected him - until now!
I firmly believe (like many of you) that in order to compete in the East we need another superstar (fingers crossed for Dwight). But recently I have been thinking that the approach we need to take in building our team is the Celtic's approach when they signed Ray Allen and KG to join Paul Pierce.
If we use the Celtics as a framework, we already have our Pierce in DWill. What we need is an attractive, second/third-tier superstar like Ray Allen to attract the biggest superstar of the bunch (Dwight) to join the team. To me, Monta Ellis fits the bill perfectly. Yes he is undersized for a two at 6'3", but I believe his scoring threat is too valuable to pass on. Also, his defensive deficiencies can be negated through the signing of a defensive minded SF (someone in the mould of Gerald Wallace, Josh Smith, etc - Chris Singleton anyone???). Plus if it is enough to get him interested, Dwight can defend the basket on his own!
I for one think BK should pursue this. Even if we are unsuccessful in the "Fight for Dwight", perhaps having a backcourt of DWill and Monta plus big Brook down low will be enough to compete. I think so.
I'm interested to hear your thoughts..