chitownsports4ever wrote: MrDollarBills wrote:
Dominater wrote:If you can't stand the heat then it might be best to stay out of the kitchen. If you have a contending team, you'll always be likely to have a high maintenance star. Like if the Pens get good quick, Zion will likely be Lebron like, you'll have Lonzo and his dad getting louder, etc.
As a Bulls fan, this makes me feel even more that people under appreciated the crap out of Jerry Krause. He had the high stakes of having to build teams around MJ twice. MJ and co treated him like **** despite the fact that he just kept delivering the right players. Guys like Griffin and Gar/Pax would've folded like tents
That's my thing...it's okay if a person can't handle the pressure. But then they're not a fit for the job. Zion Williamson is going to want to be competing big time especially once he gets into his first big deal. after that, Griffin will have 4 years at most to have a championship level team around him or he'll be forcing his way out of New Orleans just like Anthony Davis did to play in a bigger market that has ownership that can spend big bucks.
Just based off of this alone I don't think Griffin stays the GM of the Pelicans over the course of the next 8 years. The pressure will be too much. By the time Zion is midway into his extension he'll probably have one foot out of the door anyway.
or Griffin sat down talked to Zion and his people about his time in Cleveland and showed them exactly how and why what they were doing was inorganic and unsustainable and then showed them his vision of how he wants to build the Pelicans longterm.
Cant really compare Lebron in Ohio to any other situation not Krause or Jordan or even Zion because it was simply about a star wanting to win but a star having a massive influence over the entire organization as well as the state
Of course they handed James that influence on a silver platter. If that's a "deal with the devil", most teams and fan bases would gladly make it. It's not like the Cavs even sold out everything they had built along with their future like the Lakers did to add AD, and when push came to shove Gilbert decided to keep his lottery pick (Collin Sexton) rather than trade it for someone who'd just walk when James walked.
If Griffin disagreed strongly enough with anything going on, he could have simply resigned. So, the pressure may have taken a toll on him but he did deal with it and for some reason continued to negotiate with the team on an extension right up until his contract ran out.
So, what's up with that Griff?
Was there a price, an amount of power/influence, where dealing with the "pressure" would have been worth it?
Why not let Dan know well in advance that you had no intention of returning so he could start planning an orderly transition?