Favors and James signed to deals.


3rd overall pick Derrick Favors, and 24th pick, Damien James, have been signed to the Nets roster today.  As his last item of business, Rod Thorn signed the two NCAA standouts to multi-year deals.  Favors,  a power forward out of Georgia Tech, is scheduled to make 8.57 million in his first 2 years, with team options in the 3rd and 4th.  The ACC rookie of the year averaged 12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 36 games. There’s a good chance he could be our starter this season, but the Nets are actibley shopping another PF to ease the youngsters workload.

As for James, ( wish we were talking about that one) the Texas Longhorn, was also signed to a contract paying him a total of 2.39 million over the first 2 seasons.  Other terms of the deal were undisclosed and probably don’t exceed the worth of the first couple of years.  James’ numbers for his senior season were pretty impressive, day in and day out, Longhorns fans could count of the small forward to put up 18.0 pts and 10.1 boards per game.