Mavs Find a Diamond in the Summer Rough in Griffin

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    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Eric Griffin #17 of the Miami Heat jumps over Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center on October 17, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    The Mavs landed their main course in Chandler Parsons. But they also might have found a surprisingly tasty appetizer in Eric Griffin.

    After an impressive Summer League stint in which he averaged 11 points, three rebounds and three blocks per game and made countless highlight-reel, above-the-rim blocks and dunks. The Mavs signed him to a contract last Friday, hoping Griffin is one of those dark horse finds that can contribute to the team next season.

    The 6 foot 8 inch Griffin has played in Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Italy and had a stint with the Miami Heat. Not unlike Shawn Marion, Griffin’s potential would see him playing the role of energized sub who grabs loose balls and finds the basket without having to have plays run for him.

    If Griffin sticks, he’ll be the Mavs’ summer steal.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.