Found October 18, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
Entering his 4th year in the league, Jazz big man Derrick Favors says he studies the play of Dwight Howard when he played for Orlando, not L.A. and tries to take pieces of his game and incorporate it into his own. According to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune: “How Dwight was in Orlando. … They come in, contest the shot, block the shot, get a rebound, start a fast break and beat [their] man down the court, get a dunk. Those are the types of things those guys do and I watch them and just try to learn from them.” So that was Dwight in Orlando, but not Dwight in L.A., right? “Not Dwight in L.A.,” Favors said. “Dwight in Orlando was a monster. Hope he get back to that.” The post Derrick Favors Wants To Emulate Dwight Howard Of Orlando, Not LA appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
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