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Suns ink second-rounder Griffin

Updated: August 17, 2009, 5:39 PM ET

Suns ink second-rounder Griffin

AP-BKN--Suns-Griffin Suns sign 2nd-round pick Taylor Griffin

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns have signed second-round pick Taylor Griffin to a contract.

Griffin, the older brother of first overall pick Blake Griffin, averaged 9.6 points and 5.8 rebounds as a senior at Oklahoma. Terms of the deal Monday were not disclosed.

The forward averaged 6.2 points, 3 rebounds and one steal in five games for the Suns in the Las Vegas Summer League.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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I don't get it... He's not a NBA player.


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Agree, he's not an NBA player. I must say this though. If he put 6-3 up in the summer league, he possible could give them a small bench player like how Glen Davis started out. I doubt this will happen, but yeah to me its a possibility.

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I definitely agree he isnt

I definitely agree he isnt an NBA player. The Suns do this all the time: Alando Tucker, DJ Strawberry, Pat Burke and Taylor Griffin are all people off the top of my head that have gotten guaranteed deals for the Suns but arent NBA level players.

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This is such a joke, Griffin

This is such a joke, Griffin sucks. He shouldn't have even been drafted.

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Everybody this is only for

Everybody this is only for ticket sales. Griffin Vs Griffin
Friday December 25th - Christmas Day ( NBA IS RIGGED )

This is all for money

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Haha I can see the Headline

Haha I can see the Headline Now: Battle of the Griffins.

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Blake Griffin 28 min? - - - -
Taylor Griffn 3 min 2 Fouls

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Ha ha I JUST noticed that on the schedule. They may cut him after Christmas. Seriously though... I'm not hating. It's good to see him reach his dream, but damn... I just think there are A LOT of players that are better than him... I guess he's a hard worker and somebody they want to have in the locker room. I mean, that's the only reason I can think of! I have no clue why they'd sign this guy!

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wat

that boii is trash and wat is he a sf or pf or combo forward

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man a lot of haters for an irrelevant player

I don't disagree with you guys, i don't think he'll play more than 30 games this season in the NBA and probably be a D-Leaguer, lot of hate for a guy you will never have to endure watching for more than 6 minutes at the end of a blowout.

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contract

lots of guys sign contracts before the start of training camp and they still get cut. The contract could just be partially gauranteed if he does'nt make the roster. They do this a lot for second rounders so they make a commitment to coming into camp instead of signing for gaurnateed money right away over seas.

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who's Taylor Griffin? lol :p

who's Taylor Griffin? lol :p

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he

he will be a deep bench player but he has skills. i saw him in high school and in college. quit hating,there are alot of people that arent great that sign NBA contracts,the man has worked his ass off to get here. yeah im not sayin having blake as a brother didnt help,but the man can play some ball

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are u serious suns

c'mon suns this guy is wack the only reason why this guy got drafted is because his bro is blake griffin

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yeah

I never watched taylor last year and felt like he was an nba player. oh well, this should give jared dudley someone he can outplay in practice

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i think he should of went

i think he should of went overseas right away, and i doubt hell even make the roster so i dont see him playing against his roster hell be a nice hustle player in the D-League for a year and then go overseas im guessing.

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I've got a hunch.

If four years from now Blake Griffen wants the hell out of LA and he is looking for a new team the Suns can hold that over his head "hey we gave your brother a chance give us one. " Might sound stupid, but what the hell its not like the Suns are going anywhere this year.

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From NBA.com

This is All Voted By The CURRENT Rookies. Gotta say something About Taylor Griffen.

Which rookie is being most overlooked?

1. DeJuan Blair, San Antonio -- 15.6 percent

2. Toney Douglas, New York -- 9.4 percent

Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia -- 9.4 percent

DaJuan Summers, Detroit -- 9.4 percent

Sam Young, Memphis -- 9.4 percent

6. Taylor Griffin, Phoenix -- 6.3 percent

James Johnson, Chicago -- 6.3 percent

Ty Lawson, Denver -- 6.3 percent

Terrence Williams, New Jersey -- 6.3 percent

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dont be

dont be stupid grow up

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people Taylor Griffin is an

people Taylor Griffin is an nba player he is better than all of you don't hate appreciate half of you have probably never seen the dude play so shut tha &$#%#&@! up niggaz

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quite frankly this signing

quite frankly this signing makes me sick

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how is he drafted and not

how is he drafted and not jerel mcneal, jeremy pargo,curtis jerrells a true disgrace

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niggaz this dude is an nba

niggaz this dude is an nba player

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