’s because he’s spent an extra year on Planet Earth.
And if Griffin had spent that year in the NBA, he would be even more of a hoops monster.
A few players actually are better off delaying NBA arrival, for reasons of physical and social maturity. Neither comes close to applying to Griffin, who a year ago had an NBA body and who always has had good home training.
There are very good reasons for elite players to stay in college. Rarely do those reasons have anything to do with basketball.
If Griffin had turned pro last April, he would be even more ready to take the NBA by storm. And his Oklahoma City address likely would be assured.