BayAreaHoopz wrote:Why trade Curry since they'll still be undersized in the backcourt with whomever they get to replace him? Everyone has their own opinions and some here seem to think that Ellis helps his team win, but my opinion differs dramatically. Ellis hasn't help this team win since coming into the league. Has Ellis taken them to the playoffs yet? Have they even won 40 games with Ellis as the key player? No to both.
I am not going to argue here, becuase I think I have argued enough that we should keep Ellis and get better help, and a better defensive scheme around him.
I just wanted to point out that what you said is not entirely true:
Career Season Averages
Year Team G GS PPG
05-06 GSW 49 3 6.8
06-07 GSW 77 53 16.5
07-08 GSW 81 72 20.2
08-09 GSW 25 25 19.0
09-10 GSW 64 64 25.5
10-11 GSW 80 80 24.1
Career -- 376 297 19.4
His rookie season... well lets just say he didn't get playing time.
06-07 was the year we made it to the playoffs... he started 53 games that season.
07-08 was the year after we lost Jason Richardson and he started for most of the season (72 games).
That year we won 48 games. We didn't make the playoffs, I thnk that is the most games a team has won during the regular season and not gone to the playoffs.
After that he hurt is ankle in the offseason... we lost BD, we lost Al Harington, picked up Maggette, and the following seasons just had a very bad team.
So, answer to your question:Has Ellis taken them to the playoffs yet? Have they even won 40 games with Ellis as the key player? No to both.
No to the first, but yest to the second. He was a key player the year we went to the playoffs, but he didn't "take" us there. We had a solid team.
And that is what everyone is saying they want, to build a solid team around him.
We need to see big improvement from David Lee and Bedriens this next season to make the playoffs. But if we do, and if we get a decent deffensive strategy, we will win 40+ games. Lee needs to get stronger, and Bedrins needs to get his head in the game on both sides. Then if we are lucky, Udoh will be stronger and be a factor of the bench at PF, blocking shots and starting to post up. And maybe we can see some help at the C.... who knows maybe this Tyler kidd can make a decent backup C, or maybe we will still pickup a C in FA.