Sunday, August 24, 2008

Monta out three months

Won't be doing this for the next three months

ESPN have reported the worst news possible. Monta Ellis out for three months

In the latest blow during a difficult summer for Golden State, has learned that Ellis -- just awarded one of the biggest pay raises in league history -- will be sidelined at least three months, possibly four, after suffering a severe high ankle sprain in his hometown of Jackson, Miss

It really has been a doldrum offseason with nothing happening in August in terms of action. Then out of the blue comes one of the worst scenarios possible your main scoring out threat out until the first month of December. In other words the Warriors will go into this season with Marcus Williams as their starter and CJ Watson and Marco Bellinelli also getting plenty of starting time. Not only can you not forget about the playoffs you can start thinking about tanking as the best case scenario. It also means Maggette and Jackson will get increased minutes.

Of course like when big Warrior news strike the first reaction is to think wht is Mullin thinking now after he made that pay deal. Not saying he should have it obviously Monta is likely to become the face of the franchise and you had to make that contract extension but for a player who we know will become a great offensive player or rather has the potential still is very liable defensively. Perhaps the extent of this ankle injury could trace back to his injury 3 years ago in the Summer League season when he went down on a hard fall and looked like he would be out for a while but there was nothing serious. If it was an injury in his upper body I wouldn't be worried. But Monta Ellis is a guy who relies entirely on his superior athleticism and quickness to be a star basketball player. The two worst possible injuries for a player like Monta Ellis are a knee injury and an ankle injury.

A worst scenario is Steve Francis another player who relieid on his athletiscm but never fully recovered from his constant knee injuries. Lets hope to god that Monta never ever turns out this way

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