He seemingly flew in out of nowhere. But, when the highflying Eric Griffin finally landed, he had already made his presence felt last month with the Dallas Mavericks’ summer-league squad.
Introducing himself to the basketball world with a posterizing dunk over former Maverick Shane Larkin to tip off the Las Vegas Summer League, Griffin launched himself into consideration to fill a roster spot for the team this upcoming season. He then left Las Vegas on a high note following his best all-around game shortly after signing a non-guaranteed contract with the Mavs on July 18, scoring 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting, adding three rebounds and three blocked shots to boot as Dallas routed Phoenix with a blowout 88-62 win.
Now, Griffin will try to build on his impressive summer, looking to earn a spot on the Mavericks’ regular-season roster when training camp commences on Sept. 30.