HoopsHype Derrick Favors rumors

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Official numbers on Favors' extension obtained by ESPN.com show that 2010's No. 2 overall pick received a four-year deal that guarantees just over $47.7 million. Sources indicate that Hayward's deal could still wind up higher than Favors' contract, given the strong interest leaguewide in the former Butler star and the fears in Utah that Hayward would attract even more lucrative offer sheets in free agency from rival bidders next summer if he gets that far. ESPN.com

October 21, 2013 Updates

The Jazz front office continues to have talks with fourth-year forward Gordon Hayward about a possible contract extension. But even after the team announced Saturday it had agreed to a multi-year deal with forward Derrick Favors, worth a reported $49 million over four seasons, Hayward said he is not concerned about getting a deal done. "Not at all," he said. "Extremely happy for him. It’s great for the organization, for [Favors]. Couldn’t be happier for him. I’m just playing basketball. I don’t worry about that." Salt Lake Tribune

October 19, 2013 Updates

The Utah Jazz have signed Derrick Favors to a multi-year contract extension. The 6-foot-10 forward-center averaged career highs with 9.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.69 blocks in 77 games and eight starts last season. He had nine double-doubles. Bradenton.com

Less than a month after the Sacramento Kings gave 23-year-old center DeMarcus Cousins a four-year, $62 million deal to make him their franchise player, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the Utah Jazz have a verbal agreement with 22-year-old forward Derrick Favors on a four-year deal worth approximately $49 million. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been finalized. USA Today Sports

October 18, 2013 Updates

Favors, 22, is a centerpiece of the Jazz's future and will take over a starting frontcourt position because of the off-season departures of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. A contract will be signed in the near future, sources tell Yahoo. Yahoo! Sports

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