New Jersey Is Having Second Thoughts: It seems the New Jersey Nets are strongly considering passing on Derrick Favors.
Sources close to the situation say there has been a heated debate raging with New Jersey in which there is a belief that drafting Wesley Johnson with the #3 pick might be the smarter play for the Nets and drafting a power forward with the #27 (Tiny Gallon) and even the #31 (Gani Lawal) might pay bigger dividends.
Apparently the Nets have been underwhelmed by Derrick Favors overall skill set, and there were talks that Favors' conditioning was a problem in a recent workout.
There is almost no doubting that Favors is going to be a future stud at this level, but it will take a year or two for him to develop and it seems the Nets are strongly considering passing on the project player in favor of a ready to contribute guy and that could be Wesley Johnson.
Should the Nets actually pass on Favors and go Johnson, that could radically change the dynamics of the draft as Minnesota would be without their prime target in Johnson and Favors, while an great prospect, doesn't fit in Minnesota at all.
This last minute waffling is very common, so it will be interesting to see what New Jersey does at #3, because all of a sudden a pick that was a virtual lock for weeks, seems like it could change in the next 48 hours.
4. Cousins? Favors? Trade?
Sactown would be happy with either one, probably, so that lets them out of the trade picture. I say we take Cousins and let the chips fall where they may.