Friday , Jun , 20 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Chris Mullin Will Match Even Maximum Offers for Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins

Mullin knows he’ll almost certainly have Baron Davis back. He has Nelson back. He promised again that Andris Biedrins and Monta Ellis won’t get away during their restricted free agency, even if they get maximum offers.

"They will be matched," Mullin said.

The next step, presumably after drafting Alexander, Greene, Batum or Rush, will be to find a veteran or two to fill in the gaps, Mullin suggested.

My obvious candidates, who come with varying degrees of difficulty: Rasheed Wallace (almost impossible due to his huge salary), Ron Artest (uh oh, Mullin has always liked him) and Yi Jianlian (intriguing but another imperfect big man). [San Jose Mercury News]