Golden State NBA Draft...No Guards On The Horizon

kwame manuCorrespondent IJune 16, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 30:  Monta Ellis #8 of the Golden State Warriors is restrained by teammate Jamal Crawford #6 after being called for a technical foul by referee Monty McCutchen against the Memphis Grizzlies during an NBA game on March 30, 2009 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors are in a state of unrest, notice how you are not surprised.

Our shining star, Monta Ellis, is not happy in Oakland. Again, I'm disappointed that we are not surprised. 

Monta's discontent threatens to erupt into anger due to the rumors circulating around the Warriors draft plans. Ellis doesn't want Don Nelson and company to draft a point guard, or any playmaking guard.

Now there may be some surprise on your face, just a little though.

Why is Ellis doing this to us?

I mean, this class is heavy in playmaking guards. This is our chance to draft a Jennings, Rubio, Holiday, or Flynn. However, Monta wants no part of it.

General Manager Larry Riley and head coach Don Nelson supposedly flew to Atlanta, where Ellis is currently residing, to meet with him and try to calm the situation. Part of the cooling off involved promising Monta that they wouldn't draft a PG. 

Monta sees himself as a true PG, a position that hardy anyone else sees him as.

In almost every mock draft, the Warriors are predicted to pick a point guard. Over the last couple weeks, the Warriors have held workouts for mostly PGs. I believe this is a big blow to their plans, especially since the draft is only nine days away.

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It is no secret that this year's draft is not the strongest when it comes to front court players. For Ellis to do demand this is ridiculous, we are passing up on the best players in the draft. 

However, we don't want to ship out our best player. 

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