Tallest reach in college, more poise, better feel for the game and his jumper is too underrated. On the downside, he's too poise for his frame, teams on the next level will demand him to hustle more. Sanders should crack the Lottery this year. What Y'all think?
No i dont see it.. i honestly think Favors is in the wrong system. The lanes clogged wit Lawal and No Consistent Shooters. Sanders still has too bulk up...Favors Still young. I dont think he realized his potential Yet
now its wrong system. when will the excuses stop for this kid. i dont think larry is bette long term then favors but the facts are favors is just raw right now and does pretty good for a freshman off of his god given physical abilities and not his skills. hes just raw right now why is that so hard for peopel to accept. alot of very good and great players start out being raw
Thanks for both of your responses. My stance is simple, Favors need to stay another year.
People are calling Sanders very raw and I know Sanders has more experience, but Sanders started organized basketball very late and has progressed at an outstanding rate. Favors has had the spotlight on him since he was young and it seems that he may have hit some kind of wall or isn't working hard enough. Favors at this point doesn't look as polished as Sanders, and Favors seems to be lacking some killer instinct. I could be kinda biased since I have seen Sanders grown since his freshman year. Watching a couple games of Favors I have been disappointed with his production and skill level. The year is still young and Favors has a lot of time to prove that he is what people said he was in the start of the year. Sanders looks too one dimensional too be a star in the next level, while Favors has the tools to be a very solid player
My CAA friend on this site. I was at the VCU @ Hofstra game last night, and Sanders by CAA played great. 31 points 5 boards 3 blocks. He shot great around the rim and hit a couple of 15 footers, shot 11 for 13. Though the 3 blocks is questionable, I would say he had 2 at the most. He did get beat plenty and at times played very soft. With his wingspan he could have had 10-12 rebounds. 3 of Hofstra's guys out rebounded him with 7 apiece, and our guard had just as many rebounds as him. Sanders is still lacking when it comes to playing aggressive. You get him off his feet you're sure to draw a foul, and if a player drives hard he will back down. The guy needs to stay his senior year I have said this multiple times, he is not NBA ready. If he leaves after his junior year then he will be a 3-5 year NBA project.
there's not a doubt in my mind derrick favors belongs 1 more season at G-Tech...gani lawal is by far the better prospect as of right now
Do you think Favors at the age of 21 will be better than Sanders?
I'm not saying Favors has not been overhyped, but he is a young player with length, athleticism, and something Sanders does not have muscle. People are reacting to him like he is John Riek or something. No, he is not the next Amare or Howard. It was stupid for anyone to make that comparison, but he is not unlike many other freshmen big men playing as freshmen in the NCAAs. He isn't some scrub.
As far as Sanders goes, I have seen little success in drafting college shot blockers with limited offensive skills and no bodies in the lottery or middle of the first. Every year I see them rise up draft boards (Jordan Hill, Robin Lopez, Alexis Ajinca, Anthony Randolph, Sean Williams, Shawne Williams, Tyrus Thomas, Saer Sene, Hilton Armstrong, Cedric Simmons, etc). I haven't seen any become stars. Most are either out of the league or headed in that direction. I know I can find a Louis Amundson or Bird Man on the scrap heap, because that is where they came from. If I wanted Jared Jeffries, Amir Johnson, or Andray Blatche, it won't take much to get them. I know I can get a Jarvis Varnado in the late-first or 2nd round. Why use a high pick? I can't make sense of it. I also know that teams can get by without the high energy, low skilled big man off the bench because I watch the Celtics, Lakers, Cavs, Magic, Mavericks, and Hawks. I don't see a Bird Man on any of their rosters, and I don't think they are crying about it.
to be honest although i dont think favors is ready right now i do think he will be better then sanders. when i watch sanders i see talent but i also see softness. kinda liek the way i see brian cook
If a team is looking at just Favors or Sanders, I cannot believe they would expect big time production or minutes from either as a rookie, so they would have to be thinking long-term which is why I ask the question do you think Favors is going to be better than Sanders in three years. VCU - the powerhouse VCU- barely played Sanders as a freshman. In as much as Favors is not living up to the hype, he is playing. He isn't awful. One has to afford him the same chance at getting better as he gets more experienced against bigger and better competition.
I'm not saying Favors should go #2. I'm not saying he should go in the top #6 or 7, but if people want to start dropping him down to the Larry Sanders level I think they are being absurd.
i agree. id pick favors because hes young. if they were the same age i would probably think hard about taking sanders but since hes younger and will get better and even though hes not killing it he is doing pretty well for a raw young player
I was at the game last night, and NBA Scouts were there. I heard from someone who was sitting near the scouts saying they were impressed with Sanders. He played very well, but for what he is best at he did not do too well. 5 rebounds and 3 blocks (it is more like 2 at most). He needs to stay his senior year because he is not near NBA ready, not saying after his senior year he'll be NBA ready but he will be a lot closer to nba ready for the 2011 draft. I know and understand how hard it is to pass up being a first round pick and it will be tough to pass up, but he may have to.
Favors does need to stay another year, but it is true that he is deferring to Lawal and it isn't helping that GT doesn't have very good guards. His stock is dropping at the moment but if he stays another year and Lawal is gone, he definately needs to produce because he won't get the benefit of the doubt then. Right now baded on physical gifts he is a lotto pick.
i dont think hes deffereing to much to gani because when he gets the ball he looks to score. he just doesnt have that mentality nor the skills right now to be the best player on the floor. greg monro was kinda liek that last year also but he did have the skills. if favors does come back hopefully he will go to a big man camp and work on some post moves or do that during the summer if he does decide to go to the nba because those bigs are gonn abe sending his shots into the stand with the moves he has