Derrick Favors

Is Derrick Favors Too Short To Play Center?
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Is Derrick Favors Too Short To Play Center?

March 7th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Coming into his first season as the top big man on Utah’s depth chart, folks familiar with Derrick Favors’ game had a pretty reasonable handle on what to expect from him for the year.  Still raw offensively, especially in...
Can Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter Work Together?
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Can Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter Work Together?

January 22nd, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
  Building and maintaining a competitive NBA roster from year to year is a complex task. More often than most GM’s around the league would prefer, crises arise in some area of this process. These situations can come up...
Derrick Favors, Superstar?
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Derrick Favors, Superstar?

January 8th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Last night, the Utah Jazz won their seventh game in the last twelve contests.  For those Jazz fans who believe the one overriding purpose of this season is to get a high draft pick, this winning is devastating.  The team that...
Is Derrick Favors Starved for Shots?
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Is Derrick Favors Starved for Shots?

January 3rd, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Reward the big. It’s a frequent mantra on the hardwood.  If a front court player sprints up the floor, give him the fast break dunk.  If a center is anchoring a defense and cleaning the glass, throw him a bone...
A Per Quarter Profile of Derrick Favors
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A Per Quarter Profile of Derrick Favors

December 30th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
At the end of the first quarter of the Jazz’s November 15th game against the Spurs, I had a thought: Derrick Favors is a beast!  He’d racked up six points and nine rebounds in the first quarter alone.  (Not bad when...
First Trimester Awards, Utah Jazz Style
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First Trimester Awards, Utah Jazz Style

December 19th, 2013 | by David J Smith
Each season, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein comes out with his trimester awards–recognizing the NBA’s high achievers–always a fun read. Make sure to give it a perusal when it comes out. Because this is Salt City...
Two Bigs, Ten Games, Opposite Trajectories
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Two Bigs, Ten Games, Opposite Trajectories

November 30th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter are the core duo to the Jazz’s grand design. One an athletic marvel and defensive game changer; the other an irresistible force with the polished offense of a cowhide prodigy — an anchor in...
Can Jeremy Evans be a Rotational Player?
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Can Jeremy Evans be a Rotational Player?

November 21st, 2013 | by David J Smith
For a team in need of some good news, the Utah Jazz received some yesterday: rookie point guard Trey Burke made his official NBA debut versus the New Orleans Pelicans. While the highly-anticipated return by Burke from his broken...
JazzRank #2: Derrick Favors’ Time to Shine
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JazzRank #2: Derrick Favors’ Time to Shine

October 29th, 2013 | by Tracy Weissenberg
Editor’s note: This is the penultimate in the annual series from Salt City Hoops ranking the current players on the Utah Jazz roster. Throughout the preseason, we’ll count up through the current Jazz roster, from worst to...
Derrick Favors – Was the Extension for Too Much?
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Derrick Favors – Was the Extension for Too Much?

October 28th, 2013 | by Ben Dowsett
One of the largest challenges in managing an NBA franchise outside a major market will always be the inherently unbalanced nature of free agency within the league.  The big boys just have the deck stacked in their favor in too...