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Warriors' Jackson jabs at Ellis

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07:04 AM ET 05.10 | Pretty good chance Monta Ellis won't return to Golden State while Mark Jackson coaches. Jackson was asked Thursday how trading Ellis to the Bucks in March 2012 not only brought Andrew Bogut in return as the inside presence the Warriors had long desired but also created a clear path for Klay Thompson to blossom at shooting guard. Jackson's response: "It helped change the culture. ... We knew what we had in Klay and it was time for him to be a starting two-guard. And he does everything right." How did that trade change the culture? Jackson paused four seconds. "It helped change the culture," he finally said. Anything specific? "You know." It wasn't just about acquiring Bogut or developing Thompson, in other words. It was about atmosphere.

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May 10, 2013  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Translation :Whoever pays Monta a big long term contract is a moron

Dammit jgb, you beat me to it!!!

+100000

May 10, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Iverson V2.0 ?

May 10, 2013  09:10 AM ET

The truth will hurt Ellis. Warriors are way better w/out him.

May 10, 2013  09:26 AM ET

There was a lot of laughing at Jackson two years ago when he took this job.




No one's laughing anymore.

May 10, 2013  09:38 AM ET

He Didn't Have The Warrior's Creed, Bro?

May 10, 2013  09:38 PM ET

Winning covers all sins!

May 11, 2013  12:44 AM ET

Nice flop Lebron!

 
May 11, 2013  09:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The truth will hurt Ellis. Warriors are way better w/out him.

I'm a Dubs fan and their success has nothing to with them just being better w/out him(Monta). He was great here! Better pieces all the way around is the story. The combination of high quality contributions from three rookies (Barnes Ezelli & Green); Bogut, Jack, Landry and the blossoming of Thompson. Newly crowned superstar Curry doesn't hurt either! That's not to say that I wouldn't rather have Curry as my best player because I would. He's better than Monta.
Look for really good thing to happen while GM Bob Myers is running the show and Lacob is the owner!

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