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Old 03-13-2007, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Eddie Griffine Waived: Is he washed up?

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Timberwolves waived Eddie Griffin on Tuesday, ending the forward's tumultuous three seasons in Minnesota.
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The 6-foot-10 Griffin appeared in just 13 games for the Wolves this season and had not played since Dec. 13, a span of 42 games.

The fifth-year veteran, and former seventh overall draft pick, has battled alcohol problems since coming out of Seton Hall. He was suspended by the league for five games in January for violating the anti-drug program.

"It was time for both parties -- Eddie and the Timberwolves -- to move on," Wolves vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale said in a statement. "It just didn't work out for Eddie here in Minnesota."

Griffin signed a three-year, $8.1 million contract extension before last season, when he appeared to be turning around his career.

His first two years in the NBA with Houston and New Jersey included a series of suspensions, court dates and missed practices -- including time spent in the Betty Ford Center for alcohol treatment in 2003-04.

Griffin signed with the Wolves as a free agent before the 2004 season, and showed enough promise as a shot-blocker and rebounder for McHale to sign him to an extension.

He put up some big numbers on occasion with the Wolves, but he continued to get into trouble off the court.

Griffin pleaded guilty earlier this season to inattentive driving after hitting a parked car while out late one night in Minneapolis. Then came his suspension, and that was enough for the Timberwolves.

McHale declined further comment to the media on Tuesday night, but alluded in his statement that the team reached a financial settlement with Griffin to nullify the contract, which had one more season remaining.

"He will be a free agent next year and we do not have any further financial obligations regarding Eddie's contract," McHale said.

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Is he worth picking up? Or on his way to Europe?
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: Eddie Griffine Waived: Is he washed up?

I dont't know, but Europe is not a bad thing,aside from being away from home.The fans are passionate and into every possesion............if you love the game what more can you ask for!!??
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: Eddie Griffine Waived: Is he washed up?

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I dont't know, but Europe is not a bad thing,aside from being away from home.The fans are passionate and into every possesion............if you love the game what more can you ask for!!??
Money!

I wasn't hating on europe. I was more asking if anyone thought that another NBA team would be willing to pick him up and hope that he might develop. Kinda like minny picked up Olowokandi a few years ago.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:22 PM   #4
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Default Re: Eddie Griffine Waived: Is he washed up?

Europe's a lot more free with their nudity/sexuality. Maybe they'll let him jack off while driving over there

For real though that boy's a screw up. I don't see why anyone would even risk signing him anymore. Every time he gets a new chance he blows it with drug possession, baby mama drama or personal sexual experimentation
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:39 PM   #5
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Europe's a lot more free with their nudity/sexuality. Maybe they'll let him jack off while driving over there

Just driving, he could probally jack off while walking his dog.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: Eddie Griffine Waived: Is he washed up?

6'10" guy who shoots under 40% and plays no D except swinging for the fences on blocks. I don't think any european teams would wanna sign him.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:49 PM   #7
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Default Re: Eddie Griffine Waived: Is he washed up?

People who also have to be waived or bought out before any of saKf's emotions toward the Timberwolves change:

Troy Hudson
Randy Wittman
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:00 PM   #8
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I hear in Europe they're more prone to forgive jerking off to porn in your car and then crashing it.
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He's not washed up because "washed up" means you broke out at some point and contributed. Eddie Griffin NEVER contributed.
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hes too dumb
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Default Re: Eddie Griffine Waived: Is he washed up?

eddie griffin is a waste of skin and bones. He should just do society a favor and kill himself.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:20 AM   #12
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Default Re: Eddie Griffine Waived: Is he washed up?

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6'10" guy who shoots under 40% and plays no D except swinging for the fences on blocks. I don't think any european teams would wanna sign him.

The 3pt line is closer, and most European teams don't play defense anyway.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:58 AM   #13
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The 3pt line is closer, and most European teams don't play defense anyway.


Hm I think team USA begs to differ.
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Hm I think team USA begs to differ.

I ment the club teams, i've been watching a lot of euroleague on ESPN, and there is no defense at all happening there apart from the occasional block. Besides its not like Eddie Griffin will become part of the Lithuanian Basketball team for the next Olympics or something, its just club.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:39 PM   #15
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Default Re: Eddie Griffine Waived: Is he washed up?

Someone needs to tell Eddie Griffin that it's physically impossible for the ball to go in the hoop unless it has more than 16.5* degrees of arc.

*number may not be exact, heard it during a game a few years ago
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