Will it be South Atlanta High legend Derrick Favors OR Kentucky’s DeMarcus Cousins to the New Jersey Nets at No. 3 overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft? Which teenager will get his named called out first?
The Nets appear to be favoring Favors, who prepped for one year at Georgia Tech.
Cousins, 19, worked out for the Nets on Monday and “he failed to prove that he is better equipped and contoured to play the power forward position than the more athletic and equally promising Derrick Favors,” according to The Star-Ledger’s Dave D’Alessandro.
Favors also went through drills the same day for Nets officials.
The newspaper also pointed out “the 18-year-old from Georgia Tech also put on a representative show, but when the media was allowed to watch one catch-and-shoot drill at the end of an exhausting morning, he missed a dozen in a row from 16-foot range. That is insignificant to the team, however — and irrelevant to the player.”
Favors seems determined to go at No. 3, insisting to the assembled media that he would be a “good fit” in New Jersey.
There also have been reports that Favors was not in his best shape for his workout for the Minnesota Timberwolves, which draft No. 4. New Jersey personnel chief Gregg Polinsky told the Star-Ledger, ““I didn’t see it” from Monday’s drills. However, Polinsky also said that Favors admitted “it was a [valid] criticism.”
Which teenager do YOU think will go at No. 3? South Atlanta’s legend or Cousins? State your case below.