Southeast Notes: Griffin, Heat, Hornets

The Magic and Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin have agreed to a deal that will make Griffin the lead assistant on Orlando’s bench, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune first reported that the Magic were considering Griffin.

Here’s more from the Southeast Division:

  • Myles Turner of Texas worked out for the Heat, owner of the 10th overall pick, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes.
  • The Hornets worked out Shane Heyward of Columbus State, instead of Jonathan Holmes of Texas, as had been reported, in their six-man workout today, the team detailed via press release.
  • Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post adds Bobby Portis to the list of players working out for the Hawks (Twitter link). Portis will do so on Friday, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (on Twitter).
  • Sam Dekker worked out for the Hawks today, reports Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link).
  • Quinnipiac forward Ousmane Drame replaced LSU’s Jarell Martin in a workout for the Wizards today, as reflected in a team announcement that showed Drame’s name, and not Martin’s among today’s workout participants for Washington. Martin’s name appeared on the list the team posted on Friday, as we noted. That lends credence to a report this weekend from Kennedy that Martin is shutting down all of his workouts after receiving a promise from a team picking in the middle of the first round that they’ll draft him.

Will Joseph contributed to this post.

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4 thoughts on “Southeast Notes: Griffin, Heat, Hornets

  1. Z.....

    I’m super intrigued by miles turner’s game. He could be a legit steal for someone. Arguably a top 5 type of talent

    • Chuck Myron

      If he can remain healthy, absolutely. That gait of his just gives me all kinds of worries.

  2. Z.....

    Ya, and it’s also going to be about him being more consistent with his jumpshot, which seems like a good possibility. I’ve heard Serge Ibaka on him. That is obviously huge for whoever gets him if he realizes that

    • Chuck Myron

      Ibaka would be the best-case scenario, of course, but Turner is a classic high-risk, high-reward guy. Even if he’s the next Andrew Bynum, whose unusual gait probably contributed to the derailment of his career, you’d be getting a productive player through his rookie deal.

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