That would never happen. my sense is that Rivers has generally done a good job of utilizing these sorts of limited-skill, limited-minutes role players and got decent use out of Hollins in Boston, considering his limited upside. Serious. You're dealing with an immature, egotistical diva. If you really want him, why not go ahead and do silly stuff like this to stroke his ego if you think it might help? Admittedly, I have no idea if it actually will help. Agreed. He's a useful role player who is fairly versatile defensively, and a hard-nosed energy guy who seems like a good teammate. Also a guy who is willing to be a bit of an enforcer when people are hacking on Griffin. Yes, he does seem to have a history of being willing to take a bit less money to play for California teams where he thinks he can fit into a good role. I've always liked him since he was at UCLA (as a player anyway, he seems like he could be either pretty cool or a complete ass off the court). He grew up in Southern Cal (somewhere in the Inland Empire if I recall correctly), which may factor into it for him.