Pacific Notes: Griffin, Suns, Lakers, Nash

With training camps underway, the biggest story in the league doesn't concern last-minute signings or roster battles, but rather the new anti-flopping rules.  While the idea has been largely cheered by NBA fans, the NBPA is less-than-enthused by the idea and has filed a grievance against it.  Here's a look at what Clippers star Blake Griffin had to say about it plus more out of the Pacific..

  • Griffin believes that the anti-flopping legislation is little more than an attempt at a cash grab by the league, writes Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.  Ultimately, the Clippers forward doesn't see the fines changing the way the game is played.  "I guess it's good in a sense that it stops any of it from happening," Griffin said. "But now you're telling me if it's Game 7 of the NBA Finals and a guy has a chance to make a play he's going to be like, 'Well, do I want this $10,000 or do I want a championship?'"
  • The Suns will have to search for their identity in the wake of Steve Nash's departure, writes Tom Ziller of SB Nation.  While the Magic have been widely talked about as the league's worst team, Ziller believes that the new-look Suns may not be far behind.
  • Meanwhile, Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld looks at how Nash might fit in with the Lakers this season.  The point guard will celebrate his 39th birthday in February and has managed to stay remarkably healthy throughout his career, but his age may ultimately catch up to him.

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