Can Griffin and the Nets help each other?

Can the troubled Eddie Griffin help the Nets on the quest to turn their disappointing season around? NBA Insider Chad Ford breaks down the Nets, Cavs, Bulls and Grizzlies in his Week 9 review.

Updated: December 29, 2003, 9:59 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
A free-agent frenzy in December? That's what went down over the weekend as six teams -- the Nets, Knicks, Pistons, 76ers, Magic and Raptors -- duked it out for the right to sign former Rocket Eddie Griffin.

That's right, the guy the Rockets released after spending the past two months in a rehab clinic. That's right, the guy who's charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting a gun at his girlfriend. That's right, the guy who was busted in April for marijuana possession.

But hey, he's 22, stands at 6-foot-10, jumps out of the gym, rebounds like madman and can shoot the NBA 3. So all is forgiven. Right?

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider

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