Stephen Curry on Monta Ellis: ‘We Want Him With Our Team’
“I don’t know about the talks he had with the front office or where they ended before the lockout, but as of right now, he’s still a Warrior,” Curry said of Ellis. “We want him with our team. He makes us better. And I think with a fresh start and all the new faces with the organization that will help him forget about the past and not really affect what is going on right now.
“I know there has been a lot of turmoil with him and the organization in the past. I can’t speak for him, but I think the new look of our organization will help him make a difference.”
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It would have been easy for Stephen Curry. Very easy.
Nearly two years ago, Monta Ellis ‘welcomed’ Curry to his first pro’ training camp by telling reporters the two couldn’t form a backcourt for the Golden State Warriors.
Today, the Warriors have a new owner and coach. And today, they’re also shopping Ellis around the league.
He recently grew tired of the rumors and requested a trade.
Now Curry could have extracted a little revenge and kicked Ellis when he’s down. Or, he could have offered a terse ‘no comment’ when asked about the situation
Instead, Curry had Ellis’ back. He explained how the Warriors’ core want him to return and are inviting him to training sessions during the lockout.
Such maturity is the difference between Curry and Ellis. And such maturity is the reason the Warriors prefer Curry over Ellis.
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