LA'IE, Hawaii (AP) -Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis was hospitalzed Friday night after injuring his head in practice, according to published reports.
He lay face down for 20 minutes, showing only slight movement before he was carried off the court on a stretcher. Ellis hit his head on teammate Brandan Wright's knee.
Ellis was coming off a screen set by Wright, lost his footing as he tried to split a pair of defenders and slammed his head against Wright's knee as he fell to the floor, the San Francisco Chronicle said.
Team trainer Tom Abdenour tended to Wright while waiting for paramedics, stroking his arm to test for feeling.
A team spokesman said Ellis was ``aware'' as he was carried off, but had no further word on his condition. He was taken to Castle Medical Center in Kailua, 35 minutes from the Warriors training camp on the campus of Brigham Young University, Hawaii.
The 21-year-old Ellis averaged 16.5 points, 4.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds and was named the NBA's Most Improved Player for the revitalized Warriors last season, his second in the NBA.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Jazz vs. Clippers Game 5 Pick Will the Los Angeles Clippers be able to regroup at home when they host the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of their...
Thumbnail Grizzlies vs. Spurs Game 5 Pick Can the San Antonio Spurs find a way to get back on track when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 9PM ET in Game...
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Rockets Game 5 Pick Will the Houston Rockets close out the Oklahoma City Thunder when the two met today at in Game 5 at 8PM ET?
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Blazers Game 4 Pick Will the Golden State Warriors close out their NBA Playoffs series with the Portland Trail Blazers when the two meet in Game 4 tonight at 10:30PM...
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Hawks Game 4 Pick Will the Atlanta Hawks pull even with the Washington Wizards when the two meet up in Game 4 of their playoff...

NBA Team Pages