This fall the New Jersey Nets appeared close to acquiring Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets in several different suggested trades. The centerpiece of most of those deals appeared to be the No. 3 pick from the 2010 NBA Draft, power forward Derrick Favors. It would appear that the Nets have since come to their senses and aren’t considering moving Favors any time soon.
As ESPN.com’s Ryan Corazza noted last week, Favors is off to a slow start in the preseason. That slump may have dropped his stock in the eyes of the Nuggets. The Star-Ledger had a source who supported that theory.
But while the Nuggets are now not as in love with Favors as they once were, the Nets seem even more intent on keeping the Georgia Tech product. In fact, New Jersey never wanted to part with Favors but felt it was necessary to net Anthony in return (no pun intended).
So as it stands right now, Favors will be a member of the Nets for the foreseeable future. No it’s up to him to go out and be Amar’e Stoudemire and not Stromile Swift.