Riley: Warriors Not Shopping Ellis
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Warriors general manager Larry Riley said the team is not planning to trade Monta Ellis.
“We are not shopping Monta Ellis,” Riley said.
“It is business as usual here. I think you have to look at what just happened in the Finals — it seemed like Dallas played pretty small guards throughout that series with Miami and did a pretty good job of it. Our problem is not the small backcourt [of Ellis and Stephen Curry]. Our problem is defense.”
Ellis averaged 24.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game in the 80 games he appeared in last season.