The sales pitch will essentially be a huge contract – the Pelicans just made a big trade to clear cap space – and a Chris Paul with the Suns kind of role, reports Brian Windhorst at ESPN.
Griffin hopes to make a huge offer to veteran free agent point guard Kyle Lowry, sources say, in an effort to import the type of leadership that Chris Paul brought to the Suns last year in morphing them into contenders. First, Paul came to the Suns after a strong season in Oklahoma City, looked like he had rejuvenated his body and game, was thriving in the mentor role, and was an All-NBA player the season before he got to Phoenix. Lowry looked a step slower last season, has had injury issues, and was not an All-Star.
The other is that Lowry wants another ring and other suitors closer to that goal will come calling.
Lowry would fit well with the Pelicans and make them better, and they can throw a lot of money at him if that is what Lowry wants.