The star player of the Golden State Warriors of 22 years old Monta Ellis, will be suspended for at least 30 games of the NBA after violating his extended lucrative contract of $ 66-million by getting in a slow-scooter accident and injure ruthlessly his left ankle .
Ellis injury required surgery on August 27th and was informed of his suspension later. Ellis lied to the executive of the Warriors Chris Mullin by saying he was injured in a pick-up game in his hometown Mississippi but later on it was revealed that he was injured in a moped accident.
With these declarations the Warriors franchise decided that after lying and then violating the contract which details in the paragraph 12 that a player can not be implied "in any activity that a reasonable person would recognize as involving or exposing the participant to a fundamental risk of bodily injury , including "driving or riding a motorcycle or moped," Ellis will be suspended for a total of 30 games.
The suspension of the 30 games will follow immediately counting the preseason games and will end before the regular season game on December 17. This way, Ellis will not get paid for at least three months, losing vaguely less than $ 3 million of his profitable contract. This represents just a little amount of his salary, however, the cost for his rehabilitation time and the fact of not being able to play for 30 games, will be costly for Ellis.
However, even if Ellis was not suspended, he will miss the very same amount of games because of his injury, which will keep him out for at least 2 to 3 months. The suspension was made more as a punishment, money that he will not receive for leasing and breaking the contract rules. But anyway, Ellis was nothing but lucky that the Warriors did not revoke his contract.
On the other hand, the decision of the executives of the Warriors will have its repercussions as coach Don Nelson will need to look for another point guard due to the absence of Ellis. Some players stated that it will hurt the team expectations but they know there are enough good players to be in the line up that can get the job done. Even so, everyone knows that Ellis was the expected leader for the team this season, as he was the top scorer for the team with an average of 20.2 per game last season. Now Don Nelson has two players in mind to take Ellis spot on these coming games, they are DeMarcus Nelson and Dan Dickau.
With this entire situation, we hope that the Warriors will find their way to a great season and that DeMarcus Nelson and Dan Dickau will seize this opportunity that it was given to them. On the other hand we hope for Monta Ellis to learn the lesson, and become a more mature young man, because he is very talented and can have a great future in the world of the NBA. In any case, it's for sure the warriors fans are waiting for an exciting season with the newcomers and even with Ellis at the side.