Derrick Favors

Derrick Favors

#15C,
Pts
5.4
Reb
5.5
Ast
0.6
Bio
Height/Weight: 6' 9"/265 lbs
Born: Atlanta, Georgia
College: Georgia Tech
Draft: 2010 1st round (3rd pick) by the
  • Damian Lillard suggests foreign NBA players play better in the Olympics than in the NBA
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    Damian Lillard suggests foreign NBA players play better in the Olympics than in the NBA

    The USA's men's basketball team lost to France, breaking the US's streak of 25 consecutive Olympic victories. France has five active NBA players.

  • Olympics-Basketball-American favourites begin pursuit of gold against France
    Reuters

    Olympics-Basketball-American favourites begin pursuit of gold against France

    The United States men's basketball team will begin their pursuit of a fourth successive Olympic title on Sunday with an intriguing match-up against a French squad led by a man the Americans will know well -- Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert. Spearheaded by double Olympic champion Kevin Durant, the Americans have endured a bumpy lead-up to Tokyo as they were unexpectedly beaten by Nigeria and Australia. But they made sure they arrived at the Games in the right frame of mind by beating Argentina and Spain, the 2019 World Cup winners, in their last two exhibition games before flying to Tokyo.