Derrick Favors

Trade Trails: The Gifts that Keep on Giving
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Trade Trails: The Gifts that Keep on Giving

July 31st, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Without looking, take a wild guess at how many of the 18 Jazz players who have contracts for 2015-16 were acquired using Utah’s own picks. Go ahead, guess. I’ll wait… For a program that has ostensibly been built...
The Why Behind the Jazz Signing J.J. O’Brien
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The Why Behind the Jazz Signing J.J. O’Brien

July 24th, 2015 | by David J Smith
During the Utah Jazz’s recent summer league performance, most eyes were focused on Trey Lyles, Bryce Cotton and the other returning players. Forward J.J. O’Brien felt like an afterthought — a warm body to fill...
Bryce Cotton is Making a Name for Himself
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Bryce Cotton is Making a Name for Himself

July 15th, 2015 | by David J Smith
While his listed 6’1 may feel a bit generous, perhaps no one has played bigger this summer than Bryce Cotton. Often the smallest player on the court, few have performed better. In fact, he is the toast of the town. The...
Chris Johnson is Making a Case
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Chris Johnson is Making a Case

July 8th, 2015 | by David J Smith
With two summer league games — and two victories — in the books for the Utah Jazz, it is more than understandable that Rodney Hood and Dante Exum have received most of the attention and praise. They are prized...
Rodney Hood’s Continued Development, Plus Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 7/7/15
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Rodney Hood’s Continued Development, Plus Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 7/7/15

July 7th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The mantra with first-round picks in summer league, particularly those playing following their rookie seasons, is fairly consistent: they should be among the best players on the floor, and dominate at times. Mark Utah’s top...
Rudy Gobert’s Offensive Repercussions
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Rudy Gobert’s Offensive Repercussions

June 22nd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Rudy Gobert makes the Utah Jazz a defensive powerhouse. After Gobert’s insertion into the starting lineup following the trade of Enes Kanter, the Jazz became the NBA’s new It! team – with Gobert himself the...
On the Future of Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap
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On the Future of Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap

June 9th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Though they sport vastly different backgrounds and eventual paths to the NBA, Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles have found themselves in a very similar place. Both were “rookies” in the traditional sense last season, this despite...
Salt Lin City? A Proposed Free Agent Target
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Salt Lin City? A Proposed Free Agent Target

June 8th, 2015 | by Matt Pacenza
It’s hard to exaggerate how woeful the Jazz point guard play was last year. That’s the bad news. The good news is that even with such poor production at PG, the Jazz by the end of 2014-15 were a playoff-caliber team in the...
Will Alec Burks Be Traded? No.
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Will Alec Burks Be Traded? No.

June 4th, 2015 | by Aaron Hefner
With a budding player in Rodney Hood, another lottery draft pick, plenty of cap space, and rumors of Jazz intending to be very active in trade talks, it begs the question: Is Alec Burks on the trading block this summer? To put it...
Potential Stretch Four Free Agents for the Jazz
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Potential Stretch Four Free Agents for the Jazz

May 27th, 2015 | by David J Smith
Much of last season’s success for the Utah Jazz can largely be attributed to the team’s incredible improvement on defense. Head coach Quin Snyder really made his mark with his defensive philosophies and strategies,...