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...
Gordon Hayward Proving His Worth
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Gordon Hayward Proving His Worth

April 28th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Many a Jazz fan will look back on July 14th, 2014 as a source of retroactive pride. That was the day the Jazz matched Charlotte’s four-year, $63 million offer in restricted free agency to Gordon Hayward, locking him up for at...
Gordon Hayward is Tired
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Gordon Hayward is Tired

April 7th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
There are two lines of thought when it comes to themes like fatigue and over-taxation of a given player’s body. The first is more of a short-term view: A guy is leaned upon too heavily within individual games, asked to do more...
Game Ball Batch Four (a.k.a. An Ode to Gordon Hayward)
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Game Ball Batch Four (a.k.a. An Ode to Gordon Hayward)

February 26th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
You’re going to read a lot about Gordon Hayward in this fourth edition of the Game Ball rankings. Another batch of glowing recognition for some of Utah’s recent victory engineers seemed like exactly what Jazzland...
Gordon Hayward’s Subtle Excellence, and Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 2/23/15
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Gordon Hayward’s Subtle Excellence, and Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 2/23/15

February 23rd, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The truly great players in this league know that being successful means more than sinking shots or putting points up in a box score. And as Gordon Hayward takes aim at this sort of lofty perch, he’s already well aware of...
Just How Vital is Gordon Hayward?
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Just How Vital is Gordon Hayward?

December 29th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s no secret to any frequent observer that Gordon Hayward has been among Utah’s most pleasant bright spots in another developing season. Shouts of “overpay” at his matched extension in the summer have subsided in short...
The Excited Fan Post: the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward
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The Excited Fan Post: the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward

November 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Sometimes I like to think of myself as a somewhat objective Jazz fan. While I’m certainly no Andy B. Larsen, Ben Dowsett, Dan Clayton, or any of the other fantastic advanced-analytics-based Jazz fans, I like to think of myself...
Gordon Hayward: The NBA’s Finest Swiss Army Knife
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Gordon Hayward: The NBA’s Finest Swiss Army Knife

November 18th, 2014 | by Dakota Schmidt
After the Utah Jazz matched Charlotte’s four-year, $63 million offer sheet, there was a mix of negative and positive feedback about the deal and Gordon Hayward’s actual worth. While there was no doubt that Hayward is...
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 #1: Gordon Hayward
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JazzRank #1: Gordon Hayward

October 31st, 2014 | by Scott Stevens
At long last, we’ve arrived. The 2014-2105 Jazz season is finally here. As is the pinnacle of the Salt City Hoops #JazzRank countdown. We’ve finally reached number one on the list, and if you hadn’t already deduced from the...