We all have our reasons for why Monta Ellis should not be the Warriors point guard. Some say he's better off the ball doing what he does best: score. Others like myself think his dribbling skills, as a point guard, are extremely suspect (think DeMarcus Cousins trying to dribble behind his back in traffic). Irv Soonachan reports for SLAM Online that Monta Ellis struggled to bring the ball up court against the Los Angeles Clippers in their first preseason game:â†µ
When Smart removed Curry from a preseason game against the Clippers and left Ellis to run things, the Clippers immediately moved into a full court press. Ellis couldn't handle it, and the Warriors were forced to put training camp invitee Aaron Miles into the game at the point.â†µ
There's no shame in Monta's being removed from point guard duties. It's not as if Monta is purely a scorer even when playing off the ball. In his best statistical seasons between 06-08, playing alongside Baron Davis, he averaged four assists a game (with slightly better assist to turnover ratios). Lets put this discussion to rest once and for all and just let the man be a shooting guard.