The Monta Ellis trade story is one we have seen so many times in the past: a talented player tired of his situation taking it upon himself to demand that the team either do something to make him feel better or let him walk. Monta Ellis wants the Golden State Warriors to seriously upgrade the roster, or put him on the trading block. This of course started when they drafted a possible replacement for him in Washington State guard Klay Thompson.
This is precisely one of the problems that is holding up the labor deal in the NBA. It is ludicrous that a player should be able to hold that much sway over an organization.
Ellis wants out, but he is nothing new among the plethora of NBA stars who think they can whine and cry to get what they want. Worst of all, the work stoppage prevents the Golden State Warriors from doing anything about it until things are finalized on the labor front.
Here are just a few of the reasons why the Monta Ellis trade story must end one way or another.