Earth to Don Nelson: Stephen Curry Belongs on the Bench

Posted: 30th September 2009 by Steven Resnick in NBA
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I find it funny that the media has portrayed Monta Ellis' comments on playing in the same backcourt with Stephen Curryáas Ellis not being a team player.áThose comments, for some reason, make Ellis have aábad attitudeáthat could become a concern for the Warriors. Yet, when you look at the full quote by Ellis, his actual explanation and reasons for not having Curry in the same backcourt for long periodsámakes perfect sense.á Ellis's direct quote is this: "You can't put two small guys out there and try to play the one (point guard) and the two (shooting guard) when you've got big two guards (to match up with) in the league, you just can't do it. Yes we're going to move up and down fast. But eventually the game is going to slow down." The full quote tells a different story than how the m ...

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