The Golden State Warriors have to be very lucky landing a quality draft pick after the second round for the 40th overall in the 2005-06 NBA season. Monta Ellis plays the shooting guard and the point guard position. After Jason Richardson was traded to the Bobcats and Baron Davis signed with the Clippers the Golden State Warriors without hesitation signed the young talented guard into a multi million dollar deal.
Ellis can score and is a good defender the Warriors needed to build their franchise in a quality player like Monta.
Before signing the contract Ellis had a torn ligament in is left ankle which he underwent surgery. He told the Warrior’s executives that he was injured in a pick-up game in his hometown in Jackson, Mississippi. After the deal was done Ellis admitted that he was injured not by playing basketball but in a minor freak accident in his hometown.
The Warriors organization decided to suspend him for 30 games without pay although Ellis still has to recuperate his ailing ankle for approximately 30 days but the fact that Ellis has to pay 3 Million dollars spells a lot of difference to the young guard. The penalty may have been justified but it’s a bit harsh for a prize player who could score 30 or more points.
At age 22 Monta needs to have a lot of room for maturity he needs guidance more than anything else.
Yes Monta Ellis had lied to the Warriors organization but considering he has his whole career on the line he was forced to make his reasons reasonable in that matter.
The Golden State Warriors is sending a strong signal to everybody in their organization. They are not passing in anybody’s misdemeanor everyone has to pay the price.
Monta Ellis is the new face of the Golden State Franchise he is the long term investment. But being the best player doesn’t give you a liberty in doing things which you are not supposed to do.
Ellis lied and he paid the price. 3Million is too much although im not saying he is exempted for any punishment but its just way beyond his retribution. Accidents happened to everybody no matter how careful or how safe we are and nobody is spared from those things. It’s just unfortunate for Monta to be in an organization that has a very strong conviction.
Ellis lied that’s his fault… he paid the price… a hard lesson for the future franchise player. We all have to lie especially when our life or our career is on the line. Monta has to do it and he paid the price…