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...
Rodney Hood’s Continued Development, Plus Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 7/7/15
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Rodney Hood’s Continued Development, Plus Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 7/7/15

July 7th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The mantra with first-round picks in summer league, particularly those playing following their rookie seasons, is fairly consistent: they should be among the best players on the floor, and dominate at times. Mark Utah’s top...
Dante Exum, Rodney Hood and Accelerated Developmental Timetables
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Dante Exum, Rodney Hood and Accelerated Developmental Timetables

March 17th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
A single play from Saturday night’s win over Detroit seemed to encapsulate much of the excitement surrounding the younger parts of Utah’s core. Rodney Hood fought through a screen before deflecting an entry pass into the...
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...
JazzRank #9: Rodney Hood
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JazzRank #9: Rodney Hood

October 21st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Rodney Hood and his new coach Quin Snyder are more similar than you might imagine. That sentence may seem strange, but it shouldn’t. Sure, they’re separated by 26 years of age and, sure, one is from rural Mississippi while...
Scouting Report: Rodney Hood
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Scouting Report: Rodney Hood

July 18th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
With a number of large developments surrounding the team over the summer thus far, there’s been a palpable sense of excitement among Jazz fans and media alike. A young, energetic coach has been hired in Quin Snyder, lottery...
Experts’ Take on the Utah Jazz’s Draft
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Experts’ Take on the Utah Jazz’s Draft

June 27th, 2014 | by David J Smith
For the second year in a row, Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey and his fellow front office cohorts had a stellar NBA Draft night. In 2013, Lindsey’s first at the helm, he brokered three trades that netted All-Rookie point guard...
NBA Draft: Jazz Land Exum, Hood
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NBA Draft: Jazz Land Exum, Hood

June 27th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Twice in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz were looking up at players they coveted and hoping for a good bounce or two. Both times, they got the bounces. Australian guard Dante Exum (no. 5) and Duke...