The first game of the pre-season, Derrick Favors had some amazing plays. He finished with good numbers, and this board was going nuts...
The rest of the pre-season, not so much. After getting in foul trouble, missing assignments, and generally looking lost.. this board blew up on him. Bust this, Carmelo that... seemed as if he was the new Yi.
Now, after 1 game in the regular season, in which Favors has put up some good numbers, I am hearing things like "I was really hard on Favors, but I think he is going to be special"... or "Favors has really grown as a player". Wow, grown in a few weeks huh? That's some coaching staff!!
Look, I don't want to have to post this in reply to ever Derrick Favors comment, so I'm going to say this now. DERRICK FAVORS IS A 19 YEAR OLD ROOKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This last game... DO NOT expect that everyday. Those piss poor pre-season games... DO NOT expect them everyday. He is just a kid, and there are going to be some growing pains. 1 game he might have 18 rebounds, the next game he might have 8 turnovers, then a game of 20 points, and then a game of 6 fouls. It's a roller coaster ride for kids as young and raw as him, and I'm telling you RIGHT NOW, you should all expect it.
Flashback to the start of last year.. I was delighted to have Courtney Lee become a part of this team. I will still cheer for him after leaving. But I kept hearing NONSTOP about how much he sucked. "We should have asked for JJ instead". This was because many people here expected a star. I, well I expected a phenomenal roll player. One who could hit the 3, play defense, and run the floor. I was satisfied. It's all about expectations.
Favors, expect that he will be inconsistent. This is NORMAL. So EXPECT it! I don't think I can go through a entire season of the posters saying "Favors is a bust, trade him for Yi" one week, then "Favors is Amare with D!" the next week. It's sickening.
As for Melo, well that's the information... You want to trade an inconsistent 19 year old that can become great in a few years? That's entirely up for debate. Just do us all a favor and don't suggest the trade simply because Favors is having a bad week.
Thats my word!