Nets head coach Avery Johnson always said Derrick Favors would one day be a starter in this league and the “Little General” finally made true on his statement, starting Favors for the first time in his career last night against the Chicago Bulls. Unfortunately for Favors, the start was one he probably hadn’t envisioned for himself.
Favors played well early on, scoring seven points on 3-of-4 shooting and grabbing five rebounds. However, due to foul trouble, he only saw nine minutes of action for the entire night. Kris Humphries, the player Favors replaced in the starting lineup, had a career night off the bench with a season-high 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting and 11 rebounds to help propel the Nets past the Bulls.
If winning is all that matters than Favors should be happy with his start because the Nets beat the Bulls to win their 10th game of the season. But something tells me Favors would have liked to be more productive in his first start. If he can stay out of foul trouble look for Favors to have a much more impressive game in his next start, whenever that may come.