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Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

Posted on: November 12, 2009 5:36 pm
 
Things are so bad with the Warriors that they can't even get through a practice without an altercation between Don Nelson and name-that-player.

This time, it's Nellie and Monta Ellis butting heads. The two got into a brief but heated exchange after the team practiced in New York in advance of playing the Knicks Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

The whole thing unfolded in plain view -- and apparently within earshot -- of beat writers Marcus Thompson II and Rusty Simmons. Their skilled, detailed accounts of the latest Golden State blowup can be found here and here.

The condensed version is as follows: Ellis and guard Acie Law were sitting on the bench after practice when Nellie walked by. Ellis, known to be at his wit's end over the Warriors' dysfunction and his ill-fated pairing with Stephen Curry, asked Nelson, "Coach, why do I get blamed for everything?"

"What have I ever blamed you for?" Nelson responded, and away they went. The exchange ended with Nelson waving his hands in disgust and Ellis saying, "See, that's why I don't do it. I just won't do it."

More Friday from shootaround at MSG, where the Warriors will see if they can walk through their game plan -- assuming they have one -- without another hissy fit.
Category: NBA
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Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2009 6:32 pm
 

Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

The had 5 big men to start the season (Wright, Randolph, Beidrins, Turiaf, Moore) unfortunately 3 of the 5 are hurt. Adding another young big would only stop the growth of the 4 guys you want to see grow. The do need rebounding but I think they thought with Andris and Rondolph they could solve that problem. What they need is ball movement more than anything. Nellie can only do so much



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2009 4:48 pm
 

Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

the reason for the benching was because it was Baron's bday the day before, so he went out to celebrate and got hung-over.  That was all Baron's fault.  He could've used better judgment and waited til the weekend esp since it was a must win game.



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2009 4:48 pm
 

Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

the reason for the benching was because it was Baron's bday the day before, so he went out to celebrate and got hung-over.  That was all Baron's fault.  He could've used better judgment and waited til the weekend esp since it was a must win game.



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2009 4:44 pm
 

Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

I don't think Monta or SJax should take full blame for what's happening in Warriors-land.  It's obvious that the management is really screwed up here and Nellie is just adding to it.  Yea it sounds like these players are acting like babies, but they were deceived and lied to.  The Warriors were once a playoff team not so long ago and haven't really done much to keep that position.  Since Cohan has owned the team, nothing positive has happened.  They've been in rebuilding mode for 14 out of the 15 seasons since Cohan has owned the team.  Nellie was once a great coach, but he seems to not care one bit anymore.  All he does is lie and deceive the players along with the media.  This franchise has been in turmoil for the past 15 years, and players are finally not taking it anymore.  So the leaders of the team decide to speak up, but you think they're being babies. 



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2009 3:11 pm
 

Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

They needed a PG and that's what they got. There wasn't much size to get anyway.
Gee, I thought Monta was our PG - isn't that what Nelson said? Then why draft Curry if he actually believed that? Answer - he didn't believe it...He knew Monta is no PG.

We did need a PG, but we needed defense and rebounding more, and there were a few players they could have taken, e.g. DuJuan Blair who is now on the Spurs. He may be a bit short, but he's got a big body and is a tenacious rebounder. He was taken #37 which means the Warriors probably could have traded down and gotten Blair and a PG such as Patty Mills.

I would have had no problem with Watson starting and Mills backing him up. Yes, I realize that Mills since was hurt, but I think he will be a decent NBA PG.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2009 2:31 pm
 

Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

They need to fire Nellie and hire Byron Scott now that hes unemployed would be a major upgrade.



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2009 1:26 pm
 

Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

Hasn't Nelson had a significant role in picking the players he's coached? Latest example - I like Curry, but was he the best choice when it's obvious to anyone we need size?They needed a PG and that's what they got. There wasn't much size to get anyway.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2009 1:02 pm
 

Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

You can't play good defense without good defensive players. Nellie hasn't won a championship because he's never had championship type players. I think Nellis maxiumize his players talent more than any other coach.


Hasn't Nelson had a significant role in picking the players he's coached? Latest example - I like Curry, but was he the best choice when it's obvious to anyone we need size?



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2009 12:45 pm
 

Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

You can't play good defense without good defensive players. Nellie hasn't won a championship because he's never had championship type players. I think Nellis maxiumize his players talent more than any other coach.



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2009 12:43 pm
 

Warriors in Chaos: Now it's Nellie vs. Monta

Don Nelson not a good coach. I don’t know about that. Trying 1 losing season in the past 8. Try 13 50 win season. Try totally rejuvenating 4 franchises. True he has never won or made it to the final. Nor has he had the talent to do so. But he has won everywhere he went. And he has turned terrible franchises into respectable playoff contenders. Does anybody remember how terrible the Mavs were prior to Nellie or the Warriors the 1<sup>st</sup> time around. He’s had 1 bad season with Warriors (2 counting this one). Maybe the players have passed him by but the guy know basketball. Its not like he’s ever had a Kobe, MJ and even T-mac. He’s done the most with least.



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