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Ellis, Warriors GM talk

Updated: June 23, 2009, 10:08 AM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- If new Golden State Warriors general manager Larry Riley chooses a point guard with the No. 7 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, Monta Ellis might be looking for an explanation.

Or not, according to Riley.

Riley and coach Don Nelson recently flew to Memphis to meet with their star guard and reiterate how important he is to Golden State's success. They want the dynamic Ellis to be the key piece for the future and for him to assume a greater leadership role, too.

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