Nellie Agrees With Monta on Backcourt

by September 30, 2009

Ellis’s comments on Media Day may have come as a shock to a lot of people, but not his coach: “Coach Don Nelson talked to Ellis about his previous comments, and they agreed that teams with big shooting guards will make an Ellis-Curry backcourt improbable. Ellis ‘didn’t say anything that was untrue,’ Nelson said. ‘There will be plenty of times that they won’t be able to play with each other. I wouldn’t put them in a situation in which they couldn’t compete.’ On Day 1 of training camp, Ellis started with 6-5 off-guard Anthony Morrow, but Nelson said not to make much of the lineups yet.”