Derrick Favors Is Guarding Tim Duncan Now

As you may have noticed, the Utah Jazz have finally put defensive maestro Derrick Favors on Tim Duncan. This was made possible because the Spurs are playing DeJuan Blair instead of Matt Bonner or Boris Diaw, which has allowed Al Jefferson to guard an interior player instead of a perimeter guy.

The advantage of Favors guarding Duncan isn’t in the post, though. It’s more in the pick and roll, where Duncan does most of his damage. Favors is an excellent pick and roll defender. Jefferson is … well, he’s there, I guess, and he doesn’t intentionally play bad defense. But … yeah.

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