Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry and David Lee were named Warriors’ tri-captains on Friday. Warriors coach Mark Jackson said the team voted on captains at practice on Thursday, and that threesome got the nod.

“I expect those guys to be an extension of me on the floor and it starts with point guard (Curry),” Jackson said. “As a player I took tremendous pride in being a captain, especially if the players voted. Because a coach can be biased, a coach can take his best players. The players are saying, ‘We believe in you.’”

– Reported by Matt Steinmetz of CSN Bay Area