If this were football, and I was Mike Florio, I would make this into its own story. Are the Warriors Rebelling Against Their Coach? But, more than likely, that's not what's in play, here. Still, Fanhouse's Matt Steinmetz relayed the following incongruous statements from the Golden State gathering at media day.
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Is this a story? I say no. Monta Ellis has been gone for the past four months, and it's unlikely he knew of Nellie's plan to pair the two diminutive dynamos together in the backcourt. After all, each one of 'em is like 5'4 relative to their NBA peers. Monta's just thinking like a basketball player: obviously you're not going play two guys at the same time who have the exact same weaknesses. Only a crazy person would consider playing them together.
Ah... but that's where Don Nelson comes in. If you think it can't be done on a basketball court, Don Nelson will show you otherwise. Hell, he might even play Andres Biedrins at point guard and put Ellis and Steph Curry at the forward spots. And you know what? He'd probably make it (sorta) work, and win about 38 games like that. Because Don Nelson is the Most Interesting Coach in the World.
Methinks Monta just forgot who he's playing for.