Derrick Favors Rumors

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Derrick Favors
Derrick Favors
Position: F
Born: 07/15/91
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:246 lbs. / 111.6 kg.
Salary: $12,000,000
Derrick Favors will be a free agent at the end of the season, and has already become the subject of speculation. He emphatically told The Salt Lake Tribune this week that he wants to remain with the Jazz long-term, but also knows the reality: He could be a trade asset for the Jazz as they rebuild in the wake of Gordon Hayward’s own free agency departure last summer. “The key is for me not to think about it,” Favors said. “I don’t read the articles. I don’t read twitter. I just don’t pay attention to it. I just have to understand that I can be here one day and gone the next. So I have to work hard while I’m here. I have to keep working on my game. And when I’m in the game, I just have to know that I’m not only playing for my team, but I’m showcasing my talent as well.”
Storyline: Derrick Favors Trade?
Shooting guard Rodney Hood said he and the team needed to “show some pride”. Derrick Favors spoke about playing better on both ends of the floor. The overall mood? Fix what ever is wrong — and fast.. Said Hood: “X’s and O’s only get you so far in this league. We have to play with better pride and better intensity, especially starting out the game. I think times within the game, teams go on runs. Sometimes when you aren’t hitting shots, it affects the defensive end and vice-versa. We’ll figure it out. But obviously, what we want to happen isn’t happening right now.”
Quin Snyder said there was a lot of luck involved [in slowing down Russell Westbrook]. But in Saturday night’s 96-87 Jazz win over Oklahoma City at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the defense on Westbrook was better than good. It was sensational. “It was a team effort,” Jazz forward Derrick Favors said. “Ricky (Rubio) did a great job on him, and we tried to make it tough on him because he’s such a great player. But it was a great team effort.”