LGW: Preview: Dallas Mavericks (13-9) at Golden State Warriors (12-10) Monta Ellis Makes His Return to Oracle as a Maverick

(Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

On March 13, 2012, the Golden State Warriors forever changed their franchise. They traded Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh, and Kwame Brown to the Milwaukee Bucks for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson. This monumental trade made a statement to the rest of the NBA that the Warriors were committed to winning and committed to Stephen Curry being the face of the franchise.

At the time, many Warriors fans were shocked and angry that Ellis, a fan favorite, was traded. Even Ellis seemed shocked when the trade was first announced. Now, not just Warriors fans, but also Ellis, can see why this trade was so important for the evolution of this team and why it was ultimately the right decision.

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