Derrick Favors

Favors’ Health, Contract May Define the Ceiling For This Jazz Iteration
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Favors’ Health, Contract May Define the Ceiling For This Jazz Iteration

November 23rd, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
As the Jazz struggle to resolve a host of issues, it’s tempting for Jazz fans to feel the sky is falling. And it may be, at least in terms of the heights of potential for this roster. But not because of the adversity raining...
Salt City Seven: Aching Favors, Solid Week for Hayward, Quin Nears .500
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Salt City Seven: Aching Favors, Solid Week for Hayward, Quin Nears .500

November 17th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
It’s been a fairly positive week in Jazzland since our last weekly check-in via the Salt City Seven. The Jazz finished a successful trip, their star is looking plenty starry, and the squad is stacking up nicely as the...
Derrick Favors: Better Than You Think He Is
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Derrick Favors: Better Than You Think He Is

September 29th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
No matter how good you think Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is, there’s a good chance he’s better. Even as the Jazz hype train barrels down the tracks with column after column citing reasons for optimism in Utah,...
Staff Scrimmage: Contract Decisions Loom
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Staff Scrimmage: Contract Decisions Loom

September 28th, 2016 | by Salt City Hoops
Our SCH staff has been celebrating the return of basketball with a series of roundtable columns about the excitement and expectations around the Utah Jazz and about rotation decisions. But October doesn’t just bring...
Renegotiating Derrick Favors’ Contract: What Makes Sense?
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Renegotiating Derrick Favors’ Contract: What Makes Sense?

May 25th, 2016 | by Clark Schmutz
It is against the rules of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement in the NBA for a player to renegotiate their contract and take a smaller amount of money. However, when a team is under the cap, they can renegotiate current...
Derrick Favors, Superstar!
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Derrick Favors, Superstar!

November 28th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
“I think already have a superstar in development. His name is Derrick Favors.” I wrote that on January 8th, 2014. The premise met a healthy dose of skepticism. I suspect as I revisit the theme, the sentiment is not...
What Have We Learned Thus Far?
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What Have We Learned Thus Far?

November 16th, 2015 | by Lucas Falk
The Utah Jazz are finally home after a road trip that included losses to Cleveland, Miami and Orlando and a victory over Atlanta. A 1-3 record over the course of a road trip is hardly anything to write home about and 5-5 overall...
Miami Survives Favors… Barely
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Miami Survives Favors… Barely

November 12th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Like a lot of things in Florida, this was (almost) too close to call. No, not hanging chads, just some really good basketball, as Miami held off Utah, 92-91. Here are some quick themes, thoughts and figures from Utah’s...
Derrick Favors: A Reason For Hope
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Derrick Favors: A Reason For Hope

September 14th, 2015 | by Lucas Falk
Overlooked and underappreciated, Derrick Favors might never get the respect he rightfully deserves. On another team, in another market, he almost certainly would get more hype. But Favors is more than just hype — he’s...
Jazz Break into Big Three Territory
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Jazz Break into Big Three Territory

September 9th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney recently released their annual Top NBA Players for the upcoming season, and one of the greatest surprises is embedded so deeply that few but Utah Jazz fans are likely to see...