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'The Monta Decision' again looms for Warriors

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08:13 AM ET 12.01 | If Golden State isn't a playoff team as presently constructed, should it consider moving Monta Ellis? Yes, Mark Jackson desperately wants to coach Ellis. Jackson has made a point of reaching out to tell Ellis that the Warriors aren't trading him. And [Joe Lacob] doesn't want to move Ellis unless he gets a killer deal -- for matching or superior talent and lesser dollars. But those great deals are almost impossible to pull off, especially with a small shooting guard as the centerpiece of the talks. And yet ... To get much better, the GSWs will probably have to tear apart some of the aspects most beloved by their owner and front office, and that means dispatching either ultra-beloved David Lee or mostly-beloved Ellis.

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December 1, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Time To Move On, Bro.

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December 1, 2011  10:23 AM ET

Good morning all.

December 1, 2011  10:42 AM ET
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The Warriors have one of the most brilliant owners on board, so let's see if things are done right for once. This owner is Vivek Ranadive. Educated at MIT and the longtime CEO and Founder of Tibco Inc - a successful near-billion-dollar software corporation - hopefully he has the brains to make better moves than his boneheaded predecessor !!

No disrespect to Mr. Ranadive but evaluating nerds that write code is a bit different from evaluating fitness, athleticism, jump shots, court vision, locker room chemistry, and everything else that basketball involves. Its similar to taking a pedantic half court style offense and asking them to run and gun, lets see if he makes the transition...

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December 1, 2011  12:37 PM ET

Stay. Mark Jackson is going to be n excellent coach.

December 1, 2011  01:22 PM ET

There isn't going to be some moneyball/sabremetric solution created to help the Warriors. Can he go out and hire the best scouts and executives of course because he has money not because he as an equation saying this player is better for us than that one. I'm not against quantitive analysis its just that too many people (ESPN'S) Abbott and Hollinger let it override what they acutally see happen on the court.

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December 1, 2011  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Warriors have one of the most brilliant owners on board, so let's see if things are done right for once. This owner is Vivek Ranadive. Educated at MIT and the longtime CEO and Founder of Tibco Inc - a successful near-billion-dollar software corporation - hopefully he has the brains to make better moves than his boneheaded predecessor !!

Maybe this dude can get some Tips from Charles Wang (Computer Associates / NY Islanders) about Smart Rich computer guys owning teams...

The Warriors need a Big Man and alot more quality depth.

With $10 - $14 mill in cap space and the various exceptions - maybe they can actually sign some decent as opposed to trading one of the guys at the top of the Stat Sheet.

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December 1, 2011  02:52 PM ET
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Time To Move On, Bro.

The thrill is gone!

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December 1, 2011  09:07 PM ET

Ellis and Biedrins need to packaged and sent out for something in return (preferable a reliable defender or larger guard to pair with curry...doesnt have to be a superstar). Anything they can get that could possably upgrade their defense would be a great start.

There best option is to try and sign chandler away from the mavs, and pair him with Lee and Curry. The problem they are going to run into is that without unloading the two mentioned above they will not have the flexability to make a significant signing work

 
December 1, 2011  10:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Warriors have one of the most brilliant owners on board, so let's see if things are done right for once. This owner is Vivek Ranadive. Educated at MIT and the longtime CEO and Founder of Tibco Inc - a successful near-billion-dollar software corporation - hopefully he has the brains to make better moves than his boneheaded predecessor !!

Please remind me how many NBA championships has Tibco Inc won again? Oh that's right - Their new owner is a rookie, and to boot his team is the Warriors. The Warriors aren't even the 2nd best team in California how can they hope to be the best in the NBA?

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