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Monta Ellis Or Steph Curry On The Market? Get It Done Morey.

The Golden State Warriors may have a bit of an issue in their backcourt. They are lucky to posses two incredible scorers--Steph Curry and Monta Ellis.

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Both players are cornerstones to a solid backcourt, but can the two succeed together?

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According to the Mercury News, majority owner Joe Lacob isn't opposed to such a change, stating among other things, the defensive liability the two create:

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"I really like those guys as individuals, and I like them as players," Lacob said. "But I have to be honest, it depends. If we got offered a great situation, would I break it up? Yes."

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In no way am I knocking either player, but neither Ellis nor Curry is a true point guard. What would Ellis demand on the open market? What about Curry? Both are very highly coveted, and it's not like the Warriors don't have holes to fill. 

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With Curry as their "starting point gaurd", and I put that in quotes because he ought to be in the SG slot, their second best "PG" on the team is Acie Law. 

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The same player that was cut by the Grizzlies. I'm not a General Manager in this league. And I'm sure Morey knows what he's doing. But it looks like the Rockets have some great chips to trade, especially when you look at the needs of the Warriors. 

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Salivating over players on other teams usually doesn't bode well for the Rockets fans, as it has recently been more wishful thinking than actual reality. And maybe I'm doing the same thing yet again. And maybe that's the curse that comes along with being a Rockets fan.

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But you've got to wonder about the availability of either of these players, and what the cost may be. 

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