Derrick Favors answered with startling confidence and candor a question the other day about whether he could have a breakout season for the Jazz this year. Decide for yourselves whether his response exudes common cockiness or uncommon compliance: "If coach wants me to be a star, that's what I'll be." Asked if he could score 20 points and haul 10 rebounds every night, he said: "Of course, if they give me the minutes. It's up to them." It's up to … them? Now there's a switch. So far, everything about the 20-year-old's basketball life has been up to … him. Since entering high school, he's had both a basketball and the world in his hands, at his feet. Still does, more than ever.
Greatness calls Derrick Favors' name
Salt Lake Tribune | Dec 13