Discussion

Derrick Favors gets first NBA start

Updated: January 5, 2011, 7:44 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- The time has finally come.

New Jersey Nets rookie power forward Derrick Favors made his first NBA start on Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls.

Head coach Avery Johnson announced the move during his pregame news conference with reporters.

"This has been planned for some time now for him to start his first game here in the new year at home," Johnson said. "He's had about 34 games to get some experience coming off the bench and he's played against the ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

  • Vidal Force
    The Yankees posted a four-run 12th inning behind to top the Rays in Tampa.
  • Oh, Happy Day?
    Curtis Granderson may have flipped his year around with the flick of a bat in the 14th.
  • Lunch Money Gone
    The Broad Street Bullies beat down the Blueshirts on Broadway.
  • Who's That?
    Paul Pierce responded to the Raptors GM shouting an exploitative about Brooklyn.
  • Things Could Get Messy
    Forcing Geno Smith into an open competition threatens to stunt his growth as a QB.

MORE NBA HEADLINES