Thursday , Nov , 19 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Monta Ellis: I’m a Warrior

"I’ve realized that people are going to talk," Ellis said. "With freedom of speech, they can say what they want to say, but I won’t let it get to me and I’m not feeding into it. …

"I’ve been saying since training camp, ‘I’m a Warrior.’ What else do you want me to do? They keep on printing (I might be traded), but I don’t pay attention to it."

Fried, who also represents Andre Ward, will be in the Bay Area this week for the fighter’s bout against Mikkel Kessler and will meet with Warriors management. Fried didn’t return a phone call.

Riley said, "It’s not out of the ordinary to meet with players’ representatives." The general manager also has met this season with reps for Anthony Randolph and Stephen Curry when they were in the Bay Area.

"I don’t know what the meeting is about," Ellis said. "Like I said, I play for the Warriors. Whatever they’re meeting about, they’re meeting about. There’s a possibility that we’re trying to move somebody in when you all think it’s about trying to move somebody out."