Posted by: Jazzed uponit on August 15th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Derrick Favors’ often comparison to Dwight Howard might be getting old, but there is some legitimacy to why they could be equally talented in the post. The hype from jazznation is that this is going to be Derrick’s break out year after watching some of his talent light up the playoffs last spring. I’m on board with the hype, DF hasnt had the easy transition to the NBA that some top talent bigs enjoy. Getting moved around his rookie year, then log jammed minutes with a short season with no camps or preseason prep. Essentially I feel like this is his true sophmore year for the 2012-13 season.
DF’’s explosiveness is similar to DH. A 39 inch vertical with a teradactyl wingspan can protect the rim. DH had very little flexability to his game outside of dunks, blocks and rebounding in his early years. Some critics think Dwight didnt work hard on weak areas of his game like using teamates with inside- out passing and pick and roll usage. DH never developed a solid midrange game like Karl Malone adapted. I believe DF has the advantage with better fundamentals from a year at georia tech, and better work ethic and effort in polishing a midrange game. We will see
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