Friday, March 6th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  28 responses

Is Monta Ellis Still Mad at the Warrior Front Office?

by Marcel Mutoni

Some in the local media are convinced that this is the case.

According to those infamous “sources”, Monta Ellis is still more than a little upset with his employer, after he was docked $3 million due to a 30-game suspension following Scooter-Gate.

The Contra Costa Times has more:

Uncertainty, however, hangs over the reason for his departure [last Thursday for Mississippi to tend to a family matter]. Some members of the organization, according to multiple team sources, believe Ellis left for more than a family matter. Why? Ellis didn’t stick around for the team photo, which was taken last Friday before the Warriors’ home game against Charlotte. Also, according to the sources, he left with an amount of luggage that suggested he wasn’t coming back soon.

Those recent developments, in addition to Ellis’ noticeable discontent, is leading some to believe his departure was at least in part a protest, a gesture of his unhappiness. According to the sources, Ellis has shunned huddles when he’s not in the game, been late to shootarounds and practices without reason, and — in moments of frustration on the court — has voiced his desire to be traded.

Publicly, however, Ellis has maintained his desire to stay with Golden State and his appreciation for the six-year, $66 million contract he was given this offseason.

Sounds like a fun summer in the Bay is on the horizon.

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  • Sesa

    Does Monta Deserved to be mad @ the front office?

  • Edmond

    Goodbye monta

  • MalevolentKing7242

    At summer he’ll be driving his moped out of the bay

  • http://www.ta.com Kiyan Foroughi

    Who does he think he is? He had one decent season, gets a contract and thinks he’s reached the point he can shun team huddles? Monta, if you’re reading this, achieve something before going diva like you’re some kind of all-star.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Moped Ellis!!! Look at em gooooooooo!!!!

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    strange. im sure cj watson is excited about this

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Hmmmm…Monta for Iggy, straight up.

  • Ken

    Wow, things went bad in the Bay so fast. It feels like a million years ago that they were upsetting the Mavs in the playoffs. I knew it wouldn’t last, but still…for things to to this bad this fast? Damn.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Why is he mad? You do something that’s not allowed by your contract, you get fined.

  • jay

    monta ellis sucks and I said it. Don’t wanna start nuthin personal but he weighs bout a 60 pounds so tell him to get at me!

  • Tyler

    Why is he mad at the front office? He signed a huge contract and then did something stupid and got hurt. It’s Monta’s fault.

  • i.dot

    Honestly if Monta wants to leave, void his contract and let him be the 6th man on someone else’s team cause that what he is. He is just another Ben Gordon type player. A underszie SG who has no PG skills. Don Nelson wants Jamal Crawford to opt out his contract so he can fix up the backcourt anyway.


    I think the Warriors should either pick up Stephon Marbury (yes I said it) who is a close friend of Stephen Jackson and let them be the backcourt or they should draft Brandon Jennings and start Anthony Morrow in the backcourt.

  • Sesa

    Big Baby will eat him alive, literally

  • Gumdrop

    Your bravery won’t be forgotten jay.

  • Gumdrop

    I’m sure that he is mad–in part–because he has an agent chirping in his ear about how the Warriors are treating him unfairly, and they should have that extra money back.

  • Candyman

    You GSW fans need too sign Glen Davis and watch him turn too a Star. Living in Rhode Island i see Big Baby play every other day. He’s a piece every team needs!

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Candyman is hilarious.

  • thesubwayconnection

    I think the summer will be interesting, especially with Jax and Nelson around. Those two never have a problem with being honest.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Monta is a 6th man? Really??

  • JoeMaMa

    A moped. I always wondered why he wasn’t on a better bike. If I had $66 million dollars I’d buy a teleporter, or a flying car. And all I can see is Monta and Stephen Jackson on a moped together, a la Dumb And Dumber, riding through the rockies, and Stephen pees on Monta’s back.
    I think I just took that scene too far.

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    i.dot, are you a real warrior fan? if you follow the warriors, or any basketball, you’ll see that the only thing similar about ben gordon and monta is their height. their games are completely opposite. and you’re trippn if you think anthony morrow should start the backcourt, especially over rocky, kelenna, cj, monta, and jamal.

  • http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=243084247 Witness

    Monta to the knicks!

  • Kozmic

    Speakin of Ben Gordan, did he just drop 34??

  • OneStep

    Kids and their dummies. Spoilt little multi-millionaire brats. Ellis needs a bitch-slap to bring him back into focus. It’s called responsibility dude. Be a man and front up.


    It’s to much money to take away I would be pissed to id say goodbye. he needs a better team to play with somewhere he can shine he’s a pro great pro i would go let the bay side slide. best two guard better than wade.

  • giogolo

    words from i.dot
    “Honestly if Monta wants to leave, void his contract and let him be the 6th man on someone else’s team cause that what he is. He is just another Ben Gordon type player. A underszie SG who has no PG skills.”

    -This sounds like Iverson and Marbury. (atleast marbury’s doing effort in C now but still).

    Just quotn and sayn.

  • Yusuf

    man i dot no nothing.
    ellis is an undersized sg and pq but so is iverson and if im not mistakin, iverson is 3rd all time scorer and PPG so shut up and look ur info up.


  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com NBA-JERSEY-KING

    Monta has left the team to attend ‘learn to drive a moped lessons’ – he’ll be back with his certificate soon….