Derrick Favors

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...
Derrick Favors is Really, Really Good
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Derrick Favors is Really, Really Good

September 8th, 2015 | by David J Smith
To Utah Jazz faithful, the title of this post may seem like stating the obvious. Derrick Favors indeed is very good. Nothing shocking here. Yet recent events have caused one to feel that the rest of the NBA seems to be less...
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...