Originally written March 14, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
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The Golden State Warriors ended 48 hours of speculation finally moving Monta Ellis and acquiring the center they so coveted (even if he is still injured). Late Tuesday, the Warriors traded the high-scoring Ellis, along with Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown to the Bucks for former top overall pick Andrew Bogut and veteran guard Stephen Jackson. At first glance, it looks like the Bucks got the better end of this deal. In essence, Milwaukee traded an injured player who has shown borderline All-Star potential and a player that was wallowing and sitting mostly on the bench. What Milwaukee gets is one of the elite scorers in the league and two decent defenders -- with Udoh having a ton of potential to develop. With Milwaukee fighting for a spot in the postseason and developing a faster-paced, offensive style this year tahn in year's past under Scott Skiles, Ellis seems to fit better. Bogut was a top player in a weak draft class, but has not quite panned out. Besides, his injuries have kept...
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