Paul is the general, but if I had to rank franchise players I would put Griffin right at the top with Lebron, Durant, and Rose.
At any moment Griffin can do something previously thought impossible, which brings tremendous confidence to his teammates. He has an athletic advantage over his opponent every nigh, his presence alone makes his teammates better.
Add to that;
He's humble, hard-working, and has high bball iq.
He'll start creeping up in the GM Poll for "Who would you pick to start a franchise". It won't just be Lebron and Durant, starting next season you'll Lebron, Durant and Griffin.