Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
That blaring siren you hear in the background is nothing to be concerned about. It's just the Homer Alert signal.
Yes, I'm a lifelong and unapologetic Jazz fan, so I may look at the former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket through rose-colored glasses.
But I'm more confident in Favors' rapid ascension to the upper echelon of post players, especially on the defensive end, than I am in anything else on this slideshow. I watched nearly every minute Favors played last yer, and a trained eye could tell Favors was JUST starting to really "get" the game of basketball at the NBA pace.
Mark my words, dear readers. Before the end of 2012, the name Derrick Favors will be on the lips or in the consciousness of every NBA fan out there. The Dwght Howard comparisons will start coming in, quickly followed by scoffs at the comparison by Favors skeptics.
You're right, Favors haters. Derrick Favors is not Dwight Howard.
Favors is a kind, soft-spoken kid,not a wishy-washy goofball desperate to please everyone lacking the constitution to thrive sans universal adoration.
Talent wise, Favors isn't to Howard's defensive level yet, but he' getting there. Offensively, he's shown much more effort than Howard at improving his offensive efficiency and perpetually adding to his offensive repertoire.
All aboard the Derrick Favors' train! Get on now before every last Tom, Dick and Harry belatedly hitches a ride after Favors' defensive numbers continue to balloon.