coach Don Nelson was asked Monday about a report that surfaced earlier
in the day. It told of talks between the Warriors and the Celtics
involving Monta Ellis and Boston's Ray Allen.
Nelson's response? He burst into laughter…
"We're in a situation where we need to look very
strongly at change," general manager Larry Riley said. "Whether it's by
Feb. 18 (the trade deadline) or in the offseason, we're in a situation
where we're going to have to make a change here."
policy, Riley declined to comment on any specifics or on some of the
trade rumors. But according to multiple team sources, the Warriors have
long since deemed Ellis as off-limits. No doubt, getting the Warriors
to remove the untouchable tag would require more than Allen.
Regardless of whether Monta Ellis fits with the Celtics (vote in our poll), the Warriors would be fools for giving him away for an expiring contract.