Golden State Warriors: Five Reasons Why They Already Miss Monta Ellis

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Golden State Warriors: Five Reasons Why They Already Miss Monta Ellis
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Warriors GM Larry Riley made a bold franchise-altering move in dealing long-time star Monta Ellis just before the trade deadline to the Milwaukee Bucks for their star big man, Andrew Bogut.

While the Dubs were struggling to contend for a  playoff spot even with Ellis on the roster, dealing the team's leading scorer for a player that won't be able to play until next season was not a popular move with fans.

Warriors fans infamously displayed their disdain for the move by viciously booing team owner Joe Lacob during Hall of Famer Chris Mullins jersey retirement ceremony in lieu of the trade.

To be fair to Riley and Lacob, Bogut does give the Warriors hope going forward and could be a potential steal.

However, the organization is already shouldering the loss of Ellis. What exactly will the Warriors miss the most about the Mississippi Missile?

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