Golden State Warriors: 7 Potential Monta Ellis Trade Scenarios Revisited

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Golden State Warriors: 7 Potential Monta Ellis Trade Scenarios Revisited
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It's that time again, Warriors fans. It's no secret that ever since Jerry West was hired to partake in an "advisory role" with the team, all signs have pointed to a Monta Ellis trade.

Even though speculation that about this trade has been going around since Stephen Curry was drafted back in 2009, it is now a more realistic possibility than ever before because of the presence of West and his opinion of Ellis.

When asked about the Warriors' backcourt, West was quick to compliment Ellis, but he also immediately added that "size helps," as reported by the San Jose Mercury News. He also mentioned that he has seen many teams with high-scoring guards, but that that doesn't necessarily translate to wins. Since then, the Monta Ellis trade rumors have swirled incessantly.

Unfortunately, West is right on both these points. Even Ellis himself predicted that such an undersized backcourt with two ball-dominating guards just wouldn't work. For the development of Curry as the point guard of the future, it looks like Ellis is going to have to leave the team.

With that said, the following is a list of possible destinations for Ellis, as well as what the Warriors could get in return for him. I have also factored what I believe to be equal trade value and contracts into the equation.

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