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Derrick Favors | Center/Forward

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 268
College: Georgia Tech
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The Jazz have reportedly been in talks with the Cavs with a deal centering on Derrick Favors and the Cavs' No. 1 pick.
Utah radio man Spencer Checketts says that Favors and the Jazz's No. 5 pick are on the table for the Cavs' No. 1 overall pick, with their No. 23 pick, Alec Burks and/or a future unprotected first-round pick as sweeteners. Cleveland-friendly writer Sam Amico later tweeted that the deal would require Favors, Burks, the No. 5 pick, the No. 23 pick and "potentially" Jarrett Jack. Some reliable writers such as Marc Stein have weighed in saying that the Jazz moving Favors is not likely. Jun 23 - 9:06 PM

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Derrick Favors' camp hasn't heard the rumors of a possible trade involving Favors being sent to the Cavs.

Pro Basketball Draft reported that the Jazz are discussing a deal to send the fifth pick and Favors for the top pick in the draft. While the Jazz may be losers as part of the Joel Embiid (foot) injury fallout because it's unlikely they'll be able to get Jabari Parker or Dante Exum, this seems like a steep price. In other words, move along, nothing to see here.
Jun 19 - 8:35 PM

Jazz president Randy Rigby said that his team will look at "much more than 20" candidates to fill their vacant head coach position.

The candidates will run the gamut from "iconic players" to international and NCAA coaches, though Rigby said the Jazz haven't yet narrowed their list to any specific names. Whoever takes the job will have a major project on their hands, as Utah finished 25-57 last season and they could lose leading scorer Gordon Hayward in restricted free agency this summer.
Apr 24 - 3:25 PM

Derrick Favors scored 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting with eight rebounds and no steals or blocks in the Jazz's 111-99 loss to the Blazers on Friday.

Favors' season will go down as a disappointment, but he has managed to return top 40-45 value over the last month. Pending a solid offseason, he'll go down as a post-hype candidate next year. Enes Kanter scored 15 points with 13 rebounds, four assists and one block in the loss and he should be in lineups going forward.
Apr 12 - 2:39 AM

Derrick Favors had 19 points and seven rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Mavericks.

Favors is finally starting to live up to the hype after a mediocre season, averaging 14.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.2 blocks over his last five games.
Apr 8 - 11:41 PM

Derrick Favors filled up the stat sheet in a win over the Pelicans on Friday with 20 points, nine boards, one assist and four blocks in 31 minutes.

He shot 8-of-12 from the field and made all four free throws in one of his better offensive games this year. Favors was certainly a breakout candidate after a massive preseason back in October, but a slow start hurt his season fantasy value. However, his owners are enjoying his hot streak right now as a must-start player.
Apr 5 - 1:17 AM

Derrick Favors shot 6-of-9 both from the field and from the line for 18 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

Favors has had a few poor shooting games as of late, but he continued his generally strong recent play in Friday's loss. He's now averaging 12.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 2.4 blocks over his last five games and is averaging a full block more per game during that span. Favors may never be a great scorer, but he should continue to be a great source of rebounds, steals, and blocks as long as he's healthy.
Mar 28 - 11:55 PM

Derrick Favors hit 10-of-16 shots for 22 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's loss.

Favors is finally playing power forward instead of center (Enes Kanter) now that Marvin Williams has finally been tossed out of the starting five. He looked great tonight, but is on an 'every-other-game' run right now. He had 15 points and four rebounds a week ago Monday, six points and eight boards last Wednesday, 11 points, 12 boards and five blocks on Saturday, four points and nine rebounds on Monday, and then tonight's big double-double and full stat line. Make sure he's in your lineup, despite the roller coaster ride.
Mar 27 - 2:14 AM

Derrick Favors had a mixed night in Monday's loss, hitting just 1-of-5 shots and 2-of-8 free throws for four points but managing nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block.

Favors is a mess from the standpoint of untapped potential, but at least he's making noise in a handful of categories on most nights. He has produced at a mid-round level for the last two weeks and that's probably a win in most owner's eyes these days.
Mar 25 - 1:47 AM

Derrick Favors double-doubled against the Magic on Saturday with 11 points, 12 boards, three assists and five blocks in 36 minutes.

It's the first time he's blocked multiple shots since Mar. 8 and he only had 1.2 per game in March. It looked like Favors was about to make a leap with his 2.0 blocks in February with only 2.4 fouls to go with it, but he's also fouled a little more this month with 3.4 per game. His minutes and overall stats are up, so he's paying dividends for his patient owners.
Mar 23 - 12:25 AM

Derrick Favors was quiet against the Grizzlies during a 96-86 loss on Wednesday, making 3-of-10 from the field for six points, eight boards, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

The Grizzlies shut down frontcourt players more often than not, so there's no need to worry about Favors falling off. Favors did score at least 14 points in his previous six games while shooting the ball well, so he should be able to get things turned about on Saturday vs. the Magic.
Mar 19 - 11:21 PM

Derrick Favors scored 15 points during Monday's ugly 124-86 loss at Houston with four boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

He's come around with at least 14 points in each of his last six games while pulling down 9.0 boards per game in that stretch. Favors also has 1.0 blocks per game during this recent run of his, so his patient owners are finally seeing some nice dividends when it counts.
Mar 17 - 11:11 PM

Derrick Favors scored a career-high 28 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, three steals and zero turnovers as the Jazz fell on the road to the Spurs on Sunday.

He tied a career-high with 17 points in the first half before cooling off slightly, and he looked plenty comfortable playing PF alongside Enes Kanter tonight. After a terrible lull in early March, Favors has bounced back nicely with 14+ points in five consecutive games.
Mar 16 - 9:47 PM

Derrick Favors made seven of his 10 shot from the field and all four from the line for 18 points vs. the Clippers on Friday, adding nine boards and one assist in 31 minutes.

He’s starting to come out of his slump and it’s mostly because he’s not shooting jumpers. Over his previous three games, Favors attempted just three of his 27 shots outside of the paint, which led him to a sterling field goal percentage of 59.3 for 14.7 points per game. His numbers are slightly worse next to Enes Kanter, but his Favors’ fantasy owners shouldn’t worry especially after a productive Friday.
Mar 15 - 12:19 AM

Derrick Favors was productive despite foul trouble in Monday's loss to the Hawks, scoring 14 points on 4-of-10 shooting (6-of-6 FTs) with nine rebounds, two steals and one block in 25 minutes.

Favors got back on track against the Sixers on Saturday and owners were keeping a watchful eye on tonight's game to see if it was an opponent-based fluke. Expectations couldn't be lower for a guy that was on the wish lists of many owners back in October, but this is certainly a step in the right direction.
Mar 11 - 1:56 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Trey Burke
2Dante Exum
SG1Alec Burks
2Ian Clark
3Dee Bost
4Carrick Felix
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Rodney Hood
3Steve Novak
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
C1Enes Kanter
2Rudy Gobert