Is it any coincidence that Mark Jackson was just named coach and now immediately they're trying to trade Monta Ellis?
It's because he sucks!
As our moderators have already explained. He's just Lou Williams without a leash. I'd much rather have Steph Curry or get a big man back in the trade. But there is no way I'm trading one of the most versatile forwards in the game for a second-rate, ball hogging, undersized, defensivesly-challenged, GoldenState-tainted, no wing-span having, Dollar-store A.I. clone.
If he was ever so good he would have gotten himself traded out of Golden state already. Because that's what great players do in Golden State do. They leave.