The Warriors and Bucks have completes a trade that will send guard Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown to the Bucks and receive center Andrew Bogut (injured) and Stephen Jackson to the Warriors. Jackson was apart of the Warriors most recent playoff run. The #8 “We believe” team that bounced the #1 seeded Mavericks from the playoffs.
For the Warriors, it rids them of the talented Ellis who although puts up All-Star numbers, never seemed to fit into the Warriors game no matter if the coach was Nelson, Keith Smart last season or Mark Jackson. The hope is that Bogut, when healthy, will help them contend in the West where Dirk, Bynum, Pau, DeAndre Jordan and Blake plus KD all make up the top teams front lines.
A backcourt with Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis. Is this insurance in case Jennings leaves like he mentioned last month.