Another highlight of team harmony at media day comes from Warriors’ guard Monta Ellis regarding playing with rookie Stephen Curry:
“Us together? No,” Ellis said. “Can’t. We just can’t. … Just can’t.”
Someone then jumped in and said to Ellis: “Do you understand, they (the Warriors and coach Don Nelson) say you can?
“They say you can?” Ellis repeated. “They say you can … but you can’t. I just want to win and you’re not going to win that way.”
“It’s different,” Ellis said. “When you’re trying to compare Stephen and you’re trying to go back with me and Baron (Davis) playing. It’s a different situation. You’ve got a nine-year veteran who has been in the game and understands the game and knows how to play the game and he’s got a big body.
“You can’t put two small guys out there and play the one and the two. You’ve got big two-guards in the league. You just can’t do it. Yes, you’re going to move up and down but eventually the game is going to slow down. You can’t do it.”