So much for Monta Ellis being off the trading block. It doesn't get much more high profile than the lottery of the 2011 NBA Draft, and the Minnesota Timberwolves might be willing to deal for the Golden State Warriors shooting guard with their #2 pick. The Wolves could use an upgrade in scoring from the two guard position, and the Warriors need some quality talent inside. Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated tweeted this rumor.
The Warriors would almost certainly take Arizona Wildcats forward Derrick Williams, who could fit very well inside the current Golden State roster. Williams gives them instant athletic presence inside that they lack with Andris Biedrins and David Lee. Ellis in Minnesota could help the T-Wolves become easily one of the most fun young teams in the NBA, with Ricky Rubio emerging from Spain and Kevin Love, Michael Beasley and Wesley Johnson all heavily involved.
NBA fans, would you trade Monta for the #2 pick? Let us know in the comments?
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