Derrick Favors is prepared for a slow, but steady introduction to the NBA, Fred Kerber reports in the Post. The NBA's youngest player tells Kerber that he is not only prepared to be patient, but is willing to learn from Troy Murphy who is already penciled in as the team's starter at power forward.
"My goal is to come in and get every rebound, try to score every time inside. Just play my part off the bench, come in, defend every minute," Favors said yesterday after the team's voluntary workouts.
Of Murphy, he said, "He's a veteran, a good veteran. He's a good shooter, a good rebounder and in practice I'm going to go up against him every time." Murphy is 30, Favors 19.