Like everyone in Warriors nation, I'm disappointed Ellis didn't make the team. I'm biased because I have watched him grow as a player. I admit I was sceptical of his ability as a leader, as he had always deferred to Stephen Jackson and Baron before. Ellis proved me and many others wrong, beginning with the Nov. 20 win over the Blazers when he outplayed Brandon Roy and scored a game high 34 points. The next game was the win over the Mavs in Dallas with a six man rotation and Don Nelson out with pneumonia. Monta Ellis has carried the team and played well with Steph Curry, or at least better than Ellis predicted before the season opener. The All-Star game is a popularity contest, unlike the 2000 presidential election. I just don't buy the excuse that Monta didn't make it because the Warriors are lousy. Danny Granger and Devin Harris made were selected last year, despite the suckiness of the Pacers and Nets...Oh yeah, that's the Eastern Conference.
I predict Ellis will make the team next year, hopefully representing the Warriors.