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The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin. He was signed to the training camp roster on September 28 and played for the Texas Legends of the NBA’s Developmental League last season. In 49 games, he averaged 19.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 blocks in 35.2 minutes. The Orlando native played collegiately at Campbell University and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft.
The Detroit Pistons announced today their training camp roster and that the club has signed Eric Griffin and Jordan Bachynski to training camp contracts. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
On playing with and learning from NBA veterans, Griffin says, “I can get some wisdom and knowledge that those older guys got and just talk to them. “It’s going to be pretty good to see what [Stan Van Gundy] has to offer me as a player,” Griffin continues. “I am eager to learn and ready to play.” After being a fan favorite in the D-League, he knows he has a lot of work to do to make it in the league. It will take more than talent and hops. “Hopefully I will get some minutes,” Griffin says. “I have to be able to knock down open shots and contain my man on defense—I’m like a hustle player off the bench.”
The Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz are showing interest in the possible call up of Eric Griffin of Texas in the NBA D-League, league sources told RealGM. Griffin — one of the D-League’s best wing prospects — has averaged 17.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per night in 39 games for the Texas Legends. He joined Dallas’ affiliate after signing an offseason deal to training camp with the Mavericks.