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Derrick Favors
Derrick Favors
Position: F
Born: 07/15/91
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:246 lbs. / 111.6 kg.
Salary: $12,000,000
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Scorekeeper bias and generosity not only skew NBA players’ stats, but the outcome of daily fantasy matchups, leading to intense scrutiny. A paper (awesomely) titled the “Van Excel Effect” detailed just how subjective box score numbers can be. As the paper explains, Nick Van Exel was once credited with 23 assists in a game by a disgruntled Grizzlies scorekeeper due to his frustration with rampant inaccuracies in the business. The paper notes some assists were “comically bad,” but the numbers remained unchanged and the scorekeeper went unpunished. Check out this chart below to see just how subjective the numbers can be. Two interesting notes from the research: Chris Paul is the recipient of the most favorable scorekeeping in the league, while Derrick Favors is the most snubbed.
Favors’ lasting memory from that fateful day in 2011, which saw him traded after rumors had circulated his entire rookie season with the Nets? “Welcome to the NBA, basically. That’s my memory,” said Favors, who had a bitter beginning to his pro career because of the rumors and trade. “Coming from New Jersey, being 19 coming all the way over to Utah, a place I’d never been before. It was different, but I grew up, got used to it and I like it here.”