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Golden State Warriors: Monta Ellis helped encourage a young Steph Curry

Many Golden State Warriors’ fans loved Monta Ellis.

He was the backbone of the franchise for a few seasons and, for a short time, was one of the most dynamic guards in the NBA. However, like with D’Angelo Russell, the Warriors saw no clear path to a championship with Ellis and Curry sharing the backcourt.

On March 13, 2012, the Warriors traded Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks. It was mid-way through Ellis’ seventh season with the Warriors, and fans were not thrilled about the team dealing their shooting guard that was notching almost 22 points per game.