Friday , Feb , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Nets waive Eddie Griffin

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets Friday requested
waivers on Eddie Griffin. The troubled forward signed with New Jersey on
January 8 after being released by the Houston Rockets.

Griffin, who has not appeared in a game this season, has been beset by various
legal and emotional problems. He was suspended indefinitely without pay by the
Rockets on October 16 for missing practices and a team flight to Sacramento
for a preseason game.

The former Seton Hall product was arrested last April and convicted on January
20 for misdemeanor marijuana possession He was also undergoing treatment for
depression prior to signing with New Jersey.

The 6-foot-10 Griffin was selected by the Nets with the seventh pick of the
2001 NBA Draft and then dealt to the Rockets for the draft rights to forward
Richard Jefferson, center Jason Collins and guard Brandon Armstrong.

In 150 career NBA games, Griffin has averaged 8.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per