Agent: Derrick Favors Has No Qualms With Wolves
Other teams who have worked out Favors have disagreed. At the May draft combine in Chicago, Favors registered with just 5 percent body fat. So you'd expect Favors' camp would take exception to Kahn's statement and potentially be upset with the chance of being picked by Minnesota, right?
"Kahn and I have no issues whatsoever," Favors' agent Wallace Prather told FanHouse Tuesday afternoon. "I saw the interview online and, as Derrick said, those comments will be taken as constructive criticism."
Favors did handle the Kahn fall-out gracefully, and Kahn publicly apologized for making the statement. Prather told FanHouse Kahn had plenty of positive things to say about Favors, and that there are no leftover ill feelings between the player and team.
That's a good thing, because it seems like the Wolves will get a shot at Favors. It hadn't looked like that for weeks, as Favors is considered the top big man in the draft and the Nets seemed like a natural fit with the third pick. As such, draft boards have pegged Johnson with the Wolves' No. 4 pick. Today's spin on the rumor wheel threw that conventional wisdom for a loop.
Assuming New Jersey does take Johnson, the Wolves could go with Favors or Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins, who refused to visit Minnesota or work out for the team. The Wolves have two starting-level power forwards in Al Jefferson and Kevin Love, and coach Kurt Rambis has been reported as saying numerous times that he doesn't believe the pair can play together. While Favors is generally pegged as an NBA power forward, it makes intuitive sense that he could fit well with either Love or Jefferson, as Favors is projected to be more of a defensive and rebounding force than the scorer the incumbent Wolves bigs are.