Derrick Favors

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...
On Rodney Hood’s Progression, Plus Player Grades for Knicks @ Jazz 3/10/15
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On Rodney Hood’s Progression, Plus Player Grades for Knicks @ Jazz 3/10/15

March 10th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s easy to forget at times given the speed with which an encouraging season has flown by, but Rodney Hood is still just learning the game at this level. Not only is he a rookie, he’s less experienced at this point...
Spring Training: Why the Stretch Run Matters
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Spring Training: Why the Stretch Run Matters

March 5th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
A significant chunk of basketball still remains in the 2014-15 season. Sure, 22 games — or six weeks, as our friends from the other side of the Rockies reminded us — might seem paltry. But that means a quarter of the...
Finding A Niche: How Elijah Millsap Has Hung On With The Utah Jazz
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Finding A Niche: How Elijah Millsap Has Hung On With The Utah Jazz

March 4th, 2015 | by Dakota Schmidt
When the Jazz signed D-League vet Elijah Millsap to a 10-day contract in early January, it was thought that he’d offer fix after both Alec Burks and Rodney Hood suffered separate injuries that took them out of the lineup...
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...
Who are Jack Cooley and Bryce Cotton?
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Who are Jack Cooley and Bryce Cotton?

February 24th, 2015 | by David J Smith
Last week’s big trade that sent center Enes Kanter and sharpshooter Steve Novak to the Oklahoma City Thunder not only altered the Utah Jazz’s rotation. It also provided some roster flexibility with a few vacancies....
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...
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...
How the Jazz Traded Enes Kanter, and What They Got Back
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How the Jazz Traded Enes Kanter, and What They Got Back

February 20th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
After weeks of speculation, the deal really occurred today: the Utah Jazz officially traded Enes Kanter and Steve Novak to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a protected future 1st round pick from OKC, a 2017 2nd round...