Warriors Re-sign Monta Ellis, Start Taking Shape

Jack MeoffCorrespondent IJuly 24, 2008

It was taking long enough that it was beginning to worry me, but the Warriors and Monta Ellis finally agreed on a six-year, $67 million contract.

A few thoughts:

It's about time, and I'm surprised nobody else was willing to pay him more. (Probably nobody else could. It's also possible the reason this took as long as it did is because Monta was waiting to see if someone willing to put out an offer sheet could free up cap space.)

Suddenly, the Warriors don't look all that bad. Monta running the point (which I still don't like) Stephen Jackson, Corey Maggette, Al Harrington and Andris Biedrins round out the starting five, with Kelenna Azubuike, Maurice Evans (I still haven't seen this confirmed), Ronny Turiaf, newly acquired Marcus Williams, and possibly one or all three of Anthony Randolph, Brandan Wright and Marco Belinelli ready to come off the bench.

Don't write them out of the playoffs just yet. Stranger things have happened.

Now just sign Biedrins and wait for next year.