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“I’ll come in the second pick, and the fans are going nuts,” Griffin said. “To be honest, some [veterans] might not accept that. He’s coming in and got all these accolades and he hasn’t done anything.

“So what do I say to that seven-year veteran? I don’t say anything. I don’t tell him to do anything. I just show up on time, ready to go. First guy in, last guy out type of thing. But don’t make it a cliche. I’ll be there and I’ll be working, and I’ll show them why they can trust me.”