The Warriors announced that Monta Ellis’ left ankle has stiffened up on him again and they are going to shut him down for at least a week, maybe two.
His ankle has been giving him problems off and on. According to a team official, it is an expected side effect to Ellis’ recovery process. My guess is that Marco Belinelli will start in his place (Nellie loves Belinelli), but C.J. Watson is also an option. As is Anthony Randolph, which would allow Azubuike to start at off guard.
The official release:
“Guard Monta Ellis, who has experienced occasional stiffness in his left ankle since returning to action on January 23, including during last night’s game against Oklahoma City, will be sidelined the next 1-2 weeks. During this time, the 6’3″ guard will continue advanced rehabilitation on a daily basis with the Warriors’ Athletic Training Staff.”