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My take on Derrick Favors

Today was the first time I watched a full Georgia Tech game, and that I got to see Derrick Favors...From what I seen today, I would conclude that he is very overhyped...When he cought the ball in general it looked like he had no clue what to do with it...his footwork looked horrible, and he traveled like 4-5 times..He looked stiff, clumsy, and uncoordinated...He also couldn't dribble, multiple times he cought the ball on the perimeter and everytime he drove the ball something bad happened, he lost the ball, charged, and when he got cut off he was forced to pick up his dribble because he couldn't change directions with his dribble....He looked very raw with his post offense too, he took one hook shot that nearly got stuck in between the side of the rim, and when he was doubled in the post he couldn't pass out of it....And my last thing to add is that I think his athleticism might be a little overrated, he missed an easy two handed dunk and a putback, and he had trouble finishing in traffic...It just looked like he couldn't get up as high as he was in all the highlights i saw....

In conclusion, I don't think he is a top 2 pick at this point.


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Here we go... Derrick Favors

Here we go...

Derrick Favors is not overrated. He's everything I read/saw when he was in High School. GT's guards all game was not finding Lawal's and Favors inside mismatches. There were 25 plays where they missed both guys inside.

Favors did not have a good game and should have stepped up. I will admit that but he's the same player I saw in high school. He's the #2 overall pick because his upside. That's what teams draft on these days. Yea, he had a bad game but if he has big games against other teams? Stock Up.

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yes he is overhayped. been

yes he is overhayped. been saying this from day one.. its true the guards missed him alot but its also true when he got the ball he traveled with it 3 times and then charged over a guy the other time. he has bad foot work at this point and cant shoot nore handle the ball. he does have long arms and hes young and thats a plus. just liek i said during the summer its alot different dominating when guys who are checking you arent 6'5 with no high divison one talent. you can disagree all you want but the prroof kills youre arguement and im not just talking about this game. its every game ive watched him. in order for him to score he has to be under the basket or on a fast break or a guard driving and dishing to him and hes open. gani made the most of his chances when he got the ball because right now hes better then favors. if favors comes out it would be a hige mistake because right now he struggles against good big men who wouldnt even be starting or back ups in the nba so imagin what will happen in the nba? not sure what you have seen that i havent that would suggest his stock is up

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Quincy Hodges- why did you

Quincy Hodges- why did you change your name?

I never said his stock is up. I said when he plays the bad teams and looks good that's a stock up for him. He could still be a top 3 pick because his potential. Some teams pick on potential.

Sometimes, teams take players even though there are big questions about them...history shows.

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He lacks awareness and

He lacks awareness and struggles with the ball in his hands like only 5 ft out of the basket... He made some good passes out of double teams but his team at times failed to make the open shot. But to dukes credit they pressured and played good defense against Favors. His footwork is wow...needs alot of work, but that comes with experience and practice. One thing he does have is soft hands. He caught every pass thrown to him even at difficult angles and that is one thing you can't teach soft hands. At least we know he'll be able to catch the ball into the post unlike ala "Kwame Brown" mr.rockhands.

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I agree with Len

I agree with Len Bias...Nothing about his game is at an NBA level. I laughed when people said he would probably play the wing in the NBA...Yeah right

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i changed it to pay tribute

i changed it to pay tribute to a player from my area who died before his time. my first idol growing up. i hope favors decides to come back. he could end up being those guys who comes out early gets hammered in the nba and never recoves and everyone starts saying " man if he stayed he could have been this or that". his foot work is worst then most high ranked big men freshmen that ve seen since ive first started watching basketball. if you watch him and didnt know him before you wouldnt have guessed that he was a top 5,10 highschool player. you can tell with a player like wall, cousins, bradley even lance

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I respect that. Watching

I respect that. Watching tape of Bias- I thought he was gonna be something special. R.I.P to the man.

I think were fighting on the same team. I agree with you there on some parts. He does need to improve but I don't think he will return. He should but he won't 9 times outta 10. I only added he might be a top 3 pick because potential

Unless he gets DeAndre Jordan'd ( who left for different reasons) I see him coming out- doing well in workouts and remaining in the 2-5 range. JMO

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to be honest i wouldnt

to be honest i wouldnt return either if im a for sure lotto guy. doesnt make sense to. but id liek to see him return and get better because it will help him out in the long run. there are guys who left early and did ok and are still playing but could have been better if they would have stayed another year and could have gotten a bigger second contract.

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Like my mock draft, I said

Like my mock draft, I said he's going to drop, I guess I was right. He's going to be great, no doubt about that. Favors is different from prospects like Sidney, Cousins and the Deandre Jordans' of the world. He wants to be great and I sensed the same thing with Rose and Favors have that quality.

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He rarely gets the ball in

He rarely gets the ball in good postion to score. He is still raw and gets doubled and sometimes triple teamed every single time he touches the ball. He is an amazing rebounder but was not challeging Duke's shot at the rim because he didn't want to get in foul trouble like he has in the past. He is the #2 pick on potential not production. His potential is UNREAL and if he improves his offensive game he is a sure fire all star. IMO

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Like Deandre Jordan and BJ

Like Deandre Jordan and BJ Mullens before him.. Most overrated and overhyped bigman of 2010. If he decides to go and plays at this pace for lottery to mid 1st round. Unlike Jordan he will not go to the 2nd round or late 20s because even though production is not there, his potential is off the charts.

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Favors

didnt mean to doublepost

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Favors is very similar to

Favors is very similar to DeAndre Jordan right now...He had me fooled. When I went to that scrimmage before the season started, I was convinced he could be a 20-10 player off the bat. He showed alot of skills and footwork. On top of being super athletic. I'm waiting on him to be good, but I think he'd be making the mistake of his life to declare as he is right now....He's too raw right now in game situations..

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didnt wanna get in foul

didnt wanna get in foul trouble like in the past?..thats the worst excuse in the world unless youre already in foul trouble. stop with the excuse. he was just lazy this game.

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and he only start getting

and he only start getting double teamed and tripled team sometimes because he turns the ball over. not because they are scared of what he will do. and even when he is in single coverage hes prone to turn it over. to me honestly is potential is not unreal. ive seen many other guys who are in the nba whos potential were alot better then what i see from him. what does he do that makes you think unreal potential?..he isnt more athletic then a lot of nba pf. he doesnt have a blake griffin high motor. hes not a paul millsap go getter rebounder. he has no jumper or handles. hes young and tall. and good for a freshman. he has potential because of that but how do you see unreal potential?...i see more potential in that guy from seattle, from wall, cousins. i saw more potential in ed davis last year to be honest

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Quincey

How many times are you going to bash the guy? I swear to god every single thread about him involves you bashing the guy. We get it, you think he's overhyper/overrated. Fine. Understandable...BUT WE DON'T NEED TO HEAR IT 30 TIMES A DAY.

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I laughed when I saw the

I laughed when I saw the comparison to Josh Smith....give me a break, he is nothing like J-Smoove. Favors has tons of potential, he just has a long way to go beforehe achieves it.

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MikeNike, you watched
MikeNike, you watched perhaps Favors' worst game of the entire season. Keep that in mind.
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gregoden you dont like it

gregoden you dont like it dont read it. how many subjects get retalked about on here?

knicks
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lakers
lebron
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so go ahead with that. people respond to every single post put up about favors so obviously they arent tired of talking about him

as far as his worst game this was it. its not a coincidence that this is also the best team hes played against this season as well and the footwork, jumper, handles and turnovers have been the same in pretty much everygame. no more upcakes to feast on in the acc

on here you have to accept the good with the bad. you accept many post about how good jennings is , evans , lawson, kobe. lopez,oden,zach randolph. so you gotta accept when people aren't all over the bad wagon and arent as high on someone. cant just have it one way. doesnt work like that

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he should stay another year

he should stay another like how blake stayed another year it will pay off for him

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Yeah adijoseph...I know...I

Yeah adijoseph...I know...I was just stating what I saw, because this was the first time I actually seen him play a full game....he didn't make a great first impression.

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Favors

Like Deandre Jordan and BJ Mullens before him.. Most overrated and overhyped bigman of 2010. If he decides to go and plays at this pace for lottery to mid 1st round. Unlike Jordan he will not go to the 2nd round or late 20s because even though production is not there, his potential is off the charts.

Maybe, but there is one huge difference -- nobody can question Favors heart and work ethic. Yes Favors last few games have been subpar but he is still unquestionably the second best NBA draft prospect at the moment. His rebounding, defensive and athletic abilities are off the charts. Georgia Tech wasn't the best decision for him, but in a better setting with teammates who could get him the ball, he would dominate. No, he can't create his own shot, and no, he hasn't developed a go to move yet, but he IS producing. 12 points and 9 rebounds IS producing. He is on a top 25 team, playing next to a veteren who is the team's go-to player. I'm still expecting him to pick up his play this season because in the ACC his team will need him.

IF, big if, his production doesn't pick up, he should definatly stay another season. With Lawal leaving he should have an Aminu/Griffin type of impact.

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