Derrick Favors

Favorable Returns? Jazz Can Benefit from a Big Man Resurgence
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Favorable Returns? Jazz Can Benefit from a Big Man Resurgence

July 20th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
There are a lot of reasons to still believe in a version of the Utah Jazz without 2017 All-Star Gordon Hayward, and some of them have been chronicled nationally since the Jazz’s top scorer left via free agency. They still...
Jazz vs. Clippers: Battle of the Bigs
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Jazz vs. Clippers: Battle of the Bigs

April 14th, 2017 | by Jarom Moore
Ahead of the Jazz-Clippers first-round playoff series, we’re taking a position-by-position look at the talent and matchups. Here, Jarom Moore dives deep on the big men from each roster. Who has better big men? Really,...
Dazed and Contused: Further Disruption to Jazz’s Rotation
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Dazed and Contused: Further Disruption to Jazz’s Rotation

March 14th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
By now, operating at less than full strength is just business as usual for the Utah Jazz. Sixty-six games into their season, they’ve still had just four games where nobody was out for health or rest, or had their minutes...
Salt City Seven: Fours in the Fourth, Franchise News & More
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Salt City Seven: Fours in the Fourth, Franchise News & More

January 26th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
  We have a lot to cover in this week’s survey of all things Utah Jazz. Big questions on the court. Big news off it. All-Star wait game, and All-Star weekend news. Plus, a pair of game balls, a coming homestand and...
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...