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David Griffin: A Name To Watch

Paul Coro of AZCentral.com has a nice piece on why Phoenix's Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin has decided to leave the organization in the wake of GM Steve Kerr's departure. Financial support from ownership is always a hot topic in Phoenix. Owner Robert Sarver reportedly asked Kerr to take a pay cut this season and Coro's piece suggests Griffin wasn't comfortable with the direction the franchise was going and will look for a GM position elsewhere around the league. Griffin is regarded as a supreme talent around the league. He has a background in analytics which might be attractive to Paul Allen and would fit in well with the organization's well-developed scouting program. He's been a part of both blockbuster trades and second round draft steals, and the Suns made a deep run in this year's post-season. For Griffin, the attraction would come from being able to buy draft picks rather than being forced to sell them, the obvious upgrade from a cheap, meddling owner to a fabulously wealthy, meddling owner and, possibly, the opportunity to get his first GM job. The Blazers surely could do worse than David Griffin and one would hope he merits consideration for both their #1 and #2 spots. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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