The Utah Jazz and their fans aren't the only ones who think the team has some good, young talent. The league's coaches honored forward Derrick Favors with a spot on the NBA's All-Rookie second team. And while he didn't make either the first or second squad, Jazz rookie Gordon Hayward received the 14th-most votes among first-year players. The 19-year-old Favors received 18 points (two points per first-team vote, one for second-team votes) after showing glimpses of greatness as the youngest player in the NBA. The 6-foot-10, 246-pounder averaged 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in his first season with New Jersey and Utah. Favors, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft, became the eighth player in Jazz history to earn a spot on an All-Rookie team. The franchise's All-Rookie first team group includes Darrell Griffith (1980-81), Thurl Bailey (1983-84), Karl Malone (1985-86), Andrei Kirilenko (2001-02) and Deron Williams (2005-06). Blue Edwards (1989-90) and Paul Millsap (2006-07) were second-team selections. Blake Griffin, the NBA rookie of the year, was the only unanimous All-Rookie pick. Other first-teamers with the Clipper forward (58 points) include Wizards' guard John Wall (57 points), New York's Landry Fields (56 points), Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins (54 points) and San Antonio's Gary Neal (44). The second team consists of Detroit's Greg Monroe (42 points), Minnesota's Wesley Johnson (26 points), the Clippers' Eric Bledsoe (19 points), Favors and Indiana's Paul George (14 points).
Favors named to second-team All-Rookie squad
The Deseret News | May 12