Ellis Suspended – bad idea?



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The Golden State Warriors suspended him for violating his contract -> 30 games without pay. His contract is worth 66 mil over 6 years (to make the math part easier let’s say it’s worth 11 mil/year without any %-based modifiers and stuff) – so the suspension will cost Ellis 4,125 mil $. I hope the moped driving was worth it…anyway, is it a good idea to suspend him for 30 games?

Nope, I don’t think so. Last time I checked the rosters, Golden State had 1 guard we can consider capable/good. Now, come on, let’s say that together, nice and slow: O-N-E capable guard. After losing Baron Davis to free agency, their backcourt took a big hit. Without Ellis, their backcourt will be one of the worst in the whole league. Who will start? Bellinelli and Dickau? CJ Watson and Azubuike? Are you kidding me? (Don’t get me wrong, I really like Azubuike. He will be a very good player in a few years and Watson is kinda of overrated for somebody underrated – confusing stuff.)

Even if Ellis was jumping out of airplanes without a parachute or telling a buddy to try and shoot him in the offseason – tell him you will tear him a new one next time he does that, but…you can’t afford suspending him. This business is about winning. Of course, you can’t let the players risk injuring themselves, but a 30 games suspension is way over the top.


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