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...
Two Jazz Big Men: One Quiet, One Loud
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Two Jazz Big Men: One Quiet, One Loud

March 23rd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Rudy Gobert has birthed a cult of personality never before seen in relation to the Utah Jazz. A large portion of the sudden celebrity is production-based.  Since permanently joining Derrick Favors in the starting lineup...
Derrick Favors, Manning his Post; Plus Player Grades for Pistons @ Jazz 3/14/15
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Derrick Favors, Manning his Post; Plus Player Grades for Pistons @ Jazz 3/14/15

March 14th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The departure of Enes Kanter helped the Jazz in several areas where the Turk was weak, but also unquestionably left a large hole in others. Utah lost its most polished big-man scorer, particularly in the post, and this is a skill...
Fantastic Four: How Favors Is Used Differently At PF
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Fantastic Four: How Favors Is Used Differently At PF

March 12th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
While one Utah Jazz big man is turning heads and garnering column inches, another is stealthily having his best season ever and becoming a two-way force. Rudy Gobert deserves every bit of the bushels of ink that have been...
Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert: An Elite NBA Frontcourt, Right Now
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Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert: An Elite NBA Frontcourt, Right Now

February 23rd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
  The trade of Enes Kanter to the Oklahoma City Thunder for, in essence, a protected 1st round pick and 280 pounds of cap space is proving difficult for many Jazz fans to swallow.  That’s because they aren’t...
Derrick Favors’ Inspired Performance, and Player Grades for Jazz-Kings 2/7/2015
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Derrick Favors’ Inspired Performance, and Player Grades for Jazz-Kings 2/7/2015

February 7th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
As he continues a strong season marked by increased defensive understanding and a versatile, complete offensive game that has taken some by surprise, Derrick Favors knows it’s a long grind. Energy and motivation ebbs and...
Derrick Favors’ Big Leap
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Derrick Favors’ Big Leap

January 26th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
While hardly anonymous to locals and those with a keen eye, Derrick Favors continues to impress in a way that feels somehow underappreciated. In a very broad sense, Favors just looks exponentially more comfortable in his own body...
The Three Emerging Utah Jazz Stars
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The Three Emerging Utah Jazz Stars

November 6th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Yes, it’s early. Yes, the Jazz are still sub-.500. And yes, the record will probably get worse before it gets significantly better. But Jazz personnel are off to a nice start making names for themselves. In particular,...
JazzRank #2: Derrick Favors
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JazzRank #2: Derrick Favors

October 30th, 2014 | by Dakota Schmidt
As the overall landscape of the Jazz franchise changed dramatically during the off-season, the team’s cornerstone continued to stay put. He’s always stood as the lone guaranteed long-term player on an organization...
Utah Jazz Frontcourt: Three-Headed Monster?
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Utah Jazz Frontcourt: Three-Headed Monster?

September 16th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Between FIBA and summer league play, August pieces written by local and national media alike, and even gushing podcast segments, it’s been a Gobert love-fest this offseason. Shoot, there hasn’t been this much ado about Rudy...