Monta Ellis to Sacramento: My Thoughts
How goes it forum? I would like to talk to you all today about the possibility of Monta Ellis signing with the Sacramento Kings in the offseason, and how I would feel about that. So without further ado, let's discuss.
I am going to start from the get-go by saying that I do not feel like Sacramento is a franchise that should take on a guy like Monta Ellis. Ellis is a great player, but he is not franchise player, and that is what he believes he is, and the Kings may think the same. He is an outstanding player, but he is pretty inefficient with his play, and he doesn't win big games, or many games for his team. For a superstar-calibur player, that's completely unacceptable.
The Sacramento Kings are a franchise that have been without an identity for several years since the departure of former superstar Chris Webber. They have not been a relevant franchise for a very long time, and they are trying to turn that around. If they are going to do so, I do not think that Monta Ellis is a very good choice to build around. Keep DeMarcus Cousins, resign Tyreke Evans, and bring in some veterans that can help lead this team and keep guys like Cousins in check.
I really like the Sacramento Kings as an NBA franchise. I want to see them succeed more than a Denver Nuggets fan would. They just need some discipline. I like the hiring of their new head coach, Mike Malone. I think that with this hire, the Kings FINALLY have a young, fresh head coach that the teams fan base can be excited about.
Malone was the assistant coach in Golden State, which is why Monta Ellis has been linked to the Kings. Monta is a free agent, and he and Malone got along great there. Even though I think Malone would LOVE to be able to coach Monta Ellis again, I just don't think it would be in the best interest for a team that is in rebuild mode.
Let me know you guys' thoughts. I'm interested to hear what you guys have to think about Monta Ellis and the Sacramento Kings franchise.
Monta played his best ball at Golden State and has declined in efficiency and scoring since leaving. Maybe Mike Malone can bring that player back out of him. Sacramento doesn't have anything to lose right now, so giving Monta a run couldn't be the worst thing that happens. Give him a one year trial deal, kinda like what the Mavs did with Mayo.
Not a snowballs chance in hell that could ever happen.
If it were about money, he would've resigned with the Bucks who were offering him way more than what he's worth at this point. Clearly there's mutual interest between Mike Malone and Monta Ellis, if the Kings feel comfortable offering a multi-year deal then so be it.
sacramento needs to build around cousins or trade him. bringing in a shoot happy, undersized 2g is not going to make the big guy happy. they need to bring in an efficient scoring point or shooting guard and then circle cousins with shooters and a low post guy that likes to rebound and defend, not named chuck hayes.
i've always felt cousins has a lot of chris webber like skills so why not try to re-invent the kings from the 90s.
The kings are a mess of ball dominant chuckers with low basketball IQ's and defensive loafers already. last thing they need is the NBA's most ball dominant unconscionable chucker of all, who also is indifferent to playing defense. Terrible move to sign Ellis. Ellis needs to settle for that good old Irrational Confidence Sixth Man role for a contender. If he was smart, he'd understand his skillset has a TON of value on a winning team if he is willing to take a secondary role. Its too bad Indiana doesn't have the cap space, because he would be perfect as the featured guy in their bench unit. Put him out there while your starters are resting. If hes on, great, you're guaranteed a boat load of points. if hes laying bricks, mothball him for the night. Its the same strategy that has made guys like Crawford and JR Smith indispensable components of winning teams. To succeed in the NBA, a player has to accept who he is. Ellis is not a complete player.
Hahaha. This would be hilarious if Sacramento got another ball hog on the court. It would almost be impressive how little ball movement they would have. Can you imagine Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Thornton/Monta Ellis, Tyreke Evans, any PF doesn't matter b/c they won't touch the ball, and Cousins getting majority playing time.
right??? I feel like Ellis/sacramento is the worst possible fit for any free agent in the history of basketball. I dont get it. This team needs four things: Basketball IQ, team defense, prudent shot selection and pass first minded players. Four things COMPLETELY absent from what Ellis brings to the table. I'm pretty sure those three neggers base their concept of NBA success by playing 10 hours of NBA2k a night.
While I agree that Ellias to Sacramento is an AWFUL idea, I must say that the Monta-Hate has been getting out of control recently. He does make a lot of mental errors, but if you actually watch him play you'll notice that he is a willing passer if asked to be one. His problem is that he lacks court-vision abilities, not the desire.
I hope he finds himself helping a contender at some point in his career. Obviously, that's hard to do since his contract is so large. But once he signs a smaller one (which will happen next year) it would be great if he could land with a quality squad that needs bench scoring.