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Derrick Favors: can someone please explain the hype?



First off, this is not meant to be a negative post bashing Derrick Favors in anyway.

After about a half season of watching Derrick Favors (I know that's too early to judge) I'm confused as to what everyone sees in him. Pre-Draft last year, all I read about was how athletic he was, some writers even went as far as to compare him to Dwight Howard. However, watching Nets games this year, I look out on the court and see a lost/awkward 19 year old kid playing with a bunch of men. His posture and body language on the court are awful, most of the time he looks uncomfortable and uninvolved in the offense. He seems to only be capable of either setting a screen and rolling to the hoop, or catching the ball about 18 ft out at the top of the key, never looking at the hoop and quickly dishing it out.

 

His offensive game up to this point has been non existent, sure he rebounds decently but i'd love to see more assertiveness on that end too. But then again, i'm not telling anyone anything they don't already know so let me get to the point of this post.

 

Just to once again clarify, I am not bashing favors or calling him a bust I just don't get it. And, a lot of smart basketball people around the league seem to think this kid will be great, and who am I to disagree? I see a lot of people on these boards saying he flashes potential but I haven't even seen signs of anything.

 

Regardless, I would love for you guys to weigh in on Derrick so far. What do you think of the pick? Do you see the potential others do in him? Am I way off base here? Basically just looking for info!

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