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Source: Nets will take Favors at No. 3

Updated: June 24, 2010, 4:51 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Barring a last-minute change in thinking, the New Jersey Nets will select Georgia Tech freshman Derrick Favors over Syracuse's Wesley Johnson with the No. 3 pick in tonight's draft, ESPN.com was told Thursday.

According to a source with knowledge of the selection, the Nets made the decision because they are not guaranteed to get a power forward such as Utah's Carlos Boozer, Toronto's Chris Bosh or Phoenix's Amare Stoudemire in free agency.

The source said that Favors ...

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