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Curry says he likes playing with Ellis

Mar 18, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT

If it was all on the court, it would be fine.

Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry work together pretty well on the court (at least on Don Nelson’s free-for-all system), with Curry at the point and Ellis as the slasher. Off the court, Monta has his issues with the way everything has gone down. The fans have made Curry their golden boy. The day is coming when Golden State’s management is going to have to make some kind of choice. (For right now, they have bigger choices to make, like coach and direction of the franchise.)

But on the court, Curry told Fritz and Brooks on KNBR that it is all good.

“It’s a lot of fun.  One for me, I get the best seat in the house to watch him do what he does night in and night out.  He gets to the basket whenever he wants to, he’s playing great defense, taking that challenge on, and I’m having a lot of fun playing with him.  I think we both take a little pressure off each other.  You can’t really take anything away from both of us because his speed and athleticism and my shooting and passing ability, I think it’s a pretty good tandem to have.  Hopefully we stay together, get some guys healthy, go from there, and see what happens.”

It would be interesting to see what would happen, with these two played along side each other in a better environment. Winning is a balm that soothes a lot of things in an NBA locker room. But with the situation in Golden State, it may be a while — if ever — before we see if that is true here.

  1. We don't need Monta - Mar 18, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    PG-Stephen Curry
    SG-Anthony Morrow (work on defense plz)
    SG-Maggette
    PF-Toliver
    C- who?
    Stephen curry has been my favortie player ever since he got drafted. I was just hoping Knicks doesn’t pick him and yeah~
    Monta is more athletic but Stephen curry is way better player than he is.
    Like Don Nelson said, hes a total package.
    He can drive, shoot, can pass, defense.
    I really like to see him go pick and roll with Chris Hunter or Turiaf.

  2. Richard - Mar 18, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    Without Monta, the team would struggle against playoff worthy teams.
    Ellis is instant offense and without Ellis, Curry wouldn’t have anyone else to turn to to score some easy buckets.
    Curry’s not much of an inside scorer either, that’s something he has to work on.
    Steph has the whole package for sure and is a better all-around player than Monta but he’s not the scorer Monta is at the NBA level right now so why let Monta go? Especially before you get rid of Maggette.

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