Derrick Favors’ name has been floating around the NBA for months. Even before he stepped on the court to begin his NBA career, Favors’ name was being mentioned over and over. But it wasn’t for his play.
Favors, the rookie out of Georgia Tech, was centered around trade discussions all season long. It’s hard for a young player to be constantly talked about in trades, but now Favors doesn’t have to worry about that anymore.
He was finally traded on Wednesday in a deal that brings Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets.
In the blockbuster deal, the Nets will get Williams from the Utah Jazz, for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, two-first round picks and cash, according to ESPN.
Derrick Favors was selected third overall in last years draft and has struggled over the course of the season. He’s still young, and only a rookie so the Jazz will show some patience with him. He started in 23 of the Nets 56 games this season averaging just over 6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.