Warriors execs have apparently been told that Ellis would like to
stay in the Bay Area, but that if they're going to trade him, he's
looking to go to a contending team that might be a great scorer away
from a title run.
I'm told Chicago very much is at the top of that theoretical Ellis
list, though it's obvious that the Warriors are not limiting their
discussions to just one or two teams.
It's also difficult to find a workable combination of Bulls players
that would fit an Ellis deal, unless Chicago is willing to move Luol
Deng, which seems, at this point, unlikely.
If the Warriors want talent back, then I think the Bulls would need a three team deal where they send expirings/picks to a team that offers up the talent and then the Bulls get Ellis.
If Philly were to prefer expirings/picks to Ellis, a three team where they send Iguodala to Golden State, we send picks / epxirings to them, and we get Ellis would work.
Granted, in this situation, I'd prefer Iguodala, but if Bulls management prefers Ellis then it's workable. The Bulls also could part with some picks and either Asik or Gibson to help Golden State shore up it's front court defense.
Would that be enough? I don't know. Would I want to do it anyway? Probably not until I'd explored other avenues of trading for a shooting guard.
The best news out of this perhaps is that Monta Ellis has the Bulls high on his list. High caliber players view the team as merely a piece away.