Favors Reminds Former Spur of Duncan

MILWAUKEE - MARCH 19: Derrick Favors #14 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets reacts in the first half against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men

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New Head Coach of the New Jersey Nets and former Spur point guard Avery Johnson told Fanhouse that rookie Derrick Favors reminds him of our very own Tim Duncan.  Johnson did play with Timmy when he was just a rookie and also played three years with him after.  Now in his thirteenth season Johnson has seen Duncan has grown into one of the leagues premier power forwards. 

Here is what he told Fanhouse.

“He reminds me of Duncan in the way he’s coachable,” the New Jersey coach said in an interview with FanHouse about Favors, taken with the No. 3 overall pick out of Georgia Tech in last month’s draft. “Duncan was that way, very coachable, but also very skilled. Duncan came in with the left and the right hand and came in with the ability to shoot the ball. And this kid didn’t even go through college as long as Duncan. We’re just getting him after his freshman year.”

So how did Favor react to what his head coach said?

“That’s an honor and a blessing.”

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    NJ seems to be stocking up with players that I wouldn’t mind have on the Spurs… Favors and UT’s James, just to name two.

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