Thursday , Jan , 15 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Monta Ellis: I’m Always Going to Be a Warrior

"Listen, whatever it is about me leaving, wanting to go, I don’t want to play for Nellie – that never came from my mouth," Ellis said Tuesday. "I don’t know where they got that from, but I’m here for the next six years. I’m a Warrior. I’m going to always be a Warrior. Whoever put that out there did it because they wanted a story.

"I’m making it known right now that I’m a Warrior," he continued. "I love playing for Nellie, and I never said (otherwise), not one time. So you don’t have to worry about that. … Only thing I’m worried about is getting back on the basketball court."

That could come any week now, legal leftovers notwithstanding. Ellis’ agent, Jeff Fried, who filed a grievance against the Warriors over how they handled his client’s moped accident, is scheduled to be in Oakland on Monday.