2010 NBA Draft
Posts regarding the 2010 NBA Draft.
Was Rod Thorn interested in Jeremy Lin on Draft Night 2010 or the morning after? "I wish I could say we were," Thorn said. "But the fact is no. Looking back at the scouting reports, back in the days when I was with the Nets, nobody was that high on him."
Derrick Favors will be the Nets youngest player ever and the youngest in the NBA next season. Still, the #3 pick thinks he can help right away with defense and rebounding. Damion James thinks his experience guarding Kevin Durant every summer can't hurt.
Derrick Favors can be smaller version of Dwight Howard, maybe a younger version of Kevin Garnett. Was Avery Johnson selling Favors to fans or to teams whose free agent stars might want a sign-and-trade
Nets make the pick - Derrick Favors, the 6'10" PF/C out of Georgia Tech is the #3 pick in the NBA Draft.
Andy Katz reporting the deal is done: the Nets will take Derrick Favors at #3, in part because he is more valuable in a sign and trade for a free agent.
In consensus mock draft, it's still Derrick Favors although it's no longer unanimous. Of the 12 mocks surveyed by NBA.com, eight are still projecting Favors. ESPN's Chris Sheridan seems to think so as well and reports the Nets may be marketing Keyon Dooling's contract.
Wondering why the Nets have shifted from Derrick Favors and DeMarcus Cousins to Wesley Johnson and Greg Monroe? Think Avery Johnson.
ESPN and Draft Express disagree in their latest mock drafts, with Chad Ford believing it's still Derrick Favors, but Jonathan Givony says the Nets will surprise with Wesley Johnson.
DeMarcus Cousins comported himself well, but is he a power forward. Derrick Favors didn't hurt himself but how long will it take him to develop. Wesley Johnson could be star at small forward but can you chance getting a power forward in free agency...and what about Ricky Rubio?
How real are reports that the Nets, among others, are in talks about Chris Paul? Not very, say people in the know. Now with both sides dealing with new coaches and new owners.
On the morning of the Big Workout, it's still looking like Derrick Favors over DeMarcus Cousins for that big $19.3 million contract the #3 pick will get. It's all about playing with Brook Lopez.
The draftniks have spoken. In an NBA.com survey of mock drafts Sunday night, Derrick Favors is seen as a unanimous choice for the #3 pick. The situation remains unsettled at #27 and #31, but Jordan Crawford gets the most notice.
Derrick Favors still the favorite going into Monday's one-on-one with DeMarcus Cousins, but if Philly takes either, the Nets will go with Evan Turner. At #27 and #31, think Dominque Jones of South Florida and Gani Lawal, Favors teammate at Georgia Tech.