Warriors: Monta Ellis to Play Friday

From the Warriors' website comes word that their would-be star, Monta Ellis, is set to play his first game of the season after a major off-season ankle injury:

"I'm really happy, excited and looking forward to tomorrow," said Ellis. "We decided as a group today after practice that Friday's game would be a good situation for me. I have worked extremely hard during my rehabilitation, with the help of the Warriors' staff, and feel that I'm ready to go. It's just nice to get back to the game that I love and to play for the fans who have been so good to me. I'm really pumped. It's a great day."