David Griffin Rumors
Over 40 games with the Kings, Louzada averaged 9.5 points, 1.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 29.8 percent from three in 23.5 minutes a game. Not exactly gaudy numbers for a player who was seen as having super-star potential in the NBL. However, there’s been no love lost by Griffin since sending Louzada overseas. “We were able to get Didi really far ahead of the curve in his development,” Griffin said in March of 2020. “Because we knew unequivocally that (Weaver) and his staff were going to do a phenomenal job. It was a really positive thing for us that Sydney was the team Didi ended up with. His development on a very veteran team that had the best record in their league the vast majority of the season, as a starter and defensive stopper, is exactly what we wanted. The future is very bright there as a potential three-and-D stopper who can guard multiple positions.”
Andrew Lopez: JJ Redick on his @OldManAndThree podcast re: trade to Dallas from NOLA: – Says he made a trade request in November before the season – Around the time of Jrue trade – Knew what was coming with Stan’s defensive schemes – Had convos with Griff and Trajan.
Andrew Lopez: – If family came to NOLA, kids would have to quarantine for a week when they got back to Brooklyn – Says Griff basically told him, “Come down for a month, if you still want out, I give you my word, I’ll get you to a situation you like” – Had 4 convos after this directly w Griff
Andrew Lopez: Redick: “Obviously, he did not honor his word.” – Says his understanding once after he wasn’t traded at aggregate deadline was that he was going to get a buyout or traded to a team in the Northeast