J.J. Redick trashes former Cavs general manager David Griffin: ‘He did not honor his word’

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Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Redick criticized former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager and current New Orleans Pelicans executive David Griffin.

He revealed a number of issues he had with the Pelicans front office and detailed Griffin’s dishonest approach to their relationship.

Griffin was with the Cavaliers from 2010 to 2017. He was named the general manager in 2014 and served in that role until he and owner Dan Gilbert failed to come to an agreement on a new contract.

He joined the Pelicans as the executive vice president of basketball operations in 2019.

Redick, 36, was traded to Dallas last Thursday. This is his sixth team since joining the league as the No. 11 overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.

Redick will get a chance to play his former team towards the end of the regular season when the Mavericks host the Pelicans on May 12.

As for Griffin, he surely was just doing what he thought was best for his organization. However, it’s clear that at least one of his former players has major issues with how he conducts business.

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Nick is a freelance writer for Cavaliers Nation, devoted NBA fan and native Midwesterner. Growing up in Detroit, he attended many Cavs-Pistons divisional games over the years and took many summer trips to Cedar Point. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in journalism and currently calls Los Angeles home.