HoopsHype Taylor Griffin rumors
Griffin and his brother, former Phoenix Suns forward Taylor Griffin, will be distributing supplies for those families in need. It’s all part of the Griffin Family Relief Fund that Griffin wants to use as part of a long-term plan to help the community. Los Angeles Times
Yet the older brother of Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin still is chasing his dream in the NBA Development League, playing for relative pennies on the Santa Cruz Warriors with the hopes that it will eventually pay off. Like so many players in this 12-year-old, 16-team league that is looking more and more like Major League Baseball's farm system every year, he earns between $13,000 and $25,000 (plus benefits, free housing and a per diem) for an entire season. "I'm trying to get back to the NBA," said Griffin, a second-round draft pick by the Phoenix Suns in 2009 out of Oklahoma who played for a season in Belgium before returning stateside. "That's the only reason I'm here. If it was coming down to money, I'd be overseas somewhere. I feel like I can develop better in the D-League. It's the NBA game, NBA style of play. And then besides that, every NBA team is watching every game pretty much. It's the best league in the world as far as NBA exposure." USA Today Sports
After one season playing abroad, Oklahoma native Taylor Griffin has returned to the U.S. and will play for the Dakota Wizard, an NBA Development League team for the Golden State Warriors. "Officially apart of the NBA D-League team the Dakota Wizard. 1st game today! So ready to be playing again!" said Griffin through his personal Twitter account on Tuesday. Griffin returns to D-league play after most recently playing for Belgacome Liege of the Belgium Basketball League. NewsOn6.com
A former University of Oklahoma basketball player, (Taylor) Griffin is working with professional shooting instructor Steve Bontrager, a former Oral Roberts guard. He's trying to improve as a forward overseas or return to the NBA as a perimeter player. "I've got to work on pretty much everything, because obviously I want to make it back to the NBA," Griffin said. "But in the meantime I'm playing overseas, so I've got to concentrate on every position." Tulsa World
Belgacom Liege completed its roster with the additions of Taylor Griffin and Cedric Bozeman. Taylor Griffin, forward, has played 8 games with Phoenix Suns last season averaging 1.3ppg in 4 minutes on the court. Griffin has spent his college career with Oklahoms Sooners averaging 9.6ppg and 5.8rpg in his senior year (2008/09). He was drafted 48th overall by the Suns in the 2009 NBA Draft. Sportando
The Phoenix Suns have waived forward Taylor Griffin, the team announced today. Griffin appeared in just eight games for the Suns as a rookie in 2009-10, averaging 1.3 points in 4.0 minutes. NBA.com
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