Miami would need to officially get out from Chris Bosh’s contract to have space for Griffin. Never dismiss the opportunity for Pat Riley to sell a young star on spending his winter winning games in South Beach, especially given the Heat’s historic upswing since January.
The Lakers could have the space and an opportunity to keep Griffin in Los Angeles. The cost to Griffin would be winning. He’d have a chance to be the star the Lakers so desperately want in the post-Kobe era, but L.A.’s first team isn’t ready to win big.
Griffin, Brandon Ingram, D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, and maybe a top-three pick in this draft is a potential playoff team, not a contender. After tasting success with the Clips, is Griffin prepared to start from the bottom again? Remember, Griffin also experienced the bottom at the beginning of his career. It’s hard to believe he liked it.
Other teams like the Suns, Celtics, Nuggets, and Mavericks will chase. We will have an unwieldy supply of Carmelo Anthony-for-Blake Griffin sign-and-trade rumors.
That’s not what happened. It was an exercise in absurdity to highlight just how inequitable baseball’s unwritten rules are. We’ve had a batter attack another player with a bat, and we’re still Cheap Softball Jerseys For Men talking about it 52 years later. The suspension (10 games) for Juan Marichal was hilariously weak in retrospect, but there was a widespread belief that the incident kept him out of the Hall of Fame for two years. Don’t hit players with bats. Seems like one of the more obvious of unwritten rules.
For a more recent example, Delmon Young was suspended 50 games for throwing his bat at an umpire:
And in a completely applicable exampl
e, Machado was once suspended five games for using his bat as something between a weapon and a demonstration of his displeasure.