The Warriors thought they were a piece away last year when they traded for David Lee. This, of course, was ridiculous. The Warriors were far from a piece away.
We did just well enough to get a bad lottery pick, but far from the playoffs. It may fly in the face of our new coach's promise, but it is time we rebuild for real.
While most of the Bleacher Report set are huge fans of Monta Ellis, his departure is needed to help the Warriors acquire the correct assets.
Secondly, we have seen without a miracle happening, a team with Monta as its primary ballhandler is destined for the late lottery.
Next year's draft is going to be strong, and we only get to keep the pick if we finish in the lowest eight. There is no reason to delay another year when it is guaranteed that it will be another year without the playoffs.