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Phoenix Re-Assigns Taylor Griffin To Iowa

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2009 – Phoenix Suns forward Taylor Griffin was re-assigned to the Iowa Energy, the Suns’ NBA D-League affiliate, it was announced today. The re-assignment is the 11th time an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate during the 2009-10 season.

Originally assigned on Dec. 7, Griffin started in two games for the Energy before being recalled to the Suns on Dec. 14. In those games, both Energy victories, he averaged 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals in 37.0 minutes, shooting 69 percent from the field.

Selected in the second round (48th overall) by the Phoenix Suns in the 2009 NBA Draft, Griffin has appeared in two regular season games for the Suns this year. In the 2009 NBA preseason, Griffin played in six games, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in 56 minutes.

A four-year contributor at Oklahoma, Griffin averaged 9.6 points and 5.8 rebounds during his senior campaign for the Sooners while shooting 54 percent from the field. During his college career, he was named to the Big 12 All-Academic Second Team during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.

Suns fans can stay in step with Griffin, who is expected to join the Energy today and be available tonight when Iowa hosts the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, by logging onto to watch all of the Energy’s games live, online, for free.