There have been many reports stating that the Warriors have discussed potential trades involving guard Monta Ellis.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors have discussed a deal with the Lakers as well:
League sources said the Warriors also have discussed Ellis, among a variety of other players, in trade talks with Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis, Orlando and the Lakers. Executive board member Jerry West said at his opening news conference last month that the Warriors needed to be willing to take risks, and the most obvious gamble would be breaking up the back court of Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry.
Ellis led Golden State in scoring this season with 24.1 points per game. The strongest rumor thus far has been Monta Ellis to the Philadelphia 76ers for Andre Iguodola, as it looks like the Warriors want to break up the Ellis-Curry combo.
“I love to watch them play,” West said of the Ellis-Curry combo. “They’re so much fun to watch play. But at the end of the day, you want to win.”
Ellis was named the NBA’s most improved player in 2006-07, and signed a 6 year, 66 million dollar deal back in 2008.