HoopsHype Derrick Favors rumors
Derrick Favors has reached agreement on a four-year, $49 million-plus contract extension with the Utah Jazz, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports
Rosters for USA Basketball's intra-squad scrimmage at UNLV on Thursday... USA Blue Team: 46 Harrison Barnes, 36 DeMarcus Cousins, 42 Anthony Davis, 41 DeMar DeRozan, 37 Derrick Favors, 31 Gordon Hayward, 22 Damian Lillard, 62 Greg Monroe, 34 Klay Thompson, 51 Dion Waiters, 26 Kemba Walker, 50 John Wall. Twitter
There’s another reason Malone still weighs 256 pounds — his playing weight. One of his new projects is mentoring the Jazz’s young players — specifically power forward Derrick Favors and center Enes Kanter. "I always had a suspicion, at some point, I’d be back involved with some organization," Malone said. "When I stepped back on the floor, I wanted to look like a coach. I wanted to look like I belonged. I thought it might help the young guys listen to me." Salt Lake Tribune
Favors had bulked up noticeably — a point observed also by Hayward — although the fourth-year forward said he has added muscle but maintained his playing weight. Last season, the 6-foot-10 Favors was listed at 263 pounds; on the Team USA roster, he was listed at 248. Salt Lake Tribune
Despite averaging 17.3 points in the final 29 games of the season and 20.3 during the Celtics' six-game playoff run, Jeff Green did not receive an invitation to Team USA minicamp, that features hopefuls for 2016 Olympic team. Other emerging players such as Golden State's Stephen Curry and Utah's Derrick Favors were invited. Boston Globe
Utah Jazz Head Coach, Tyrone Corbin, has announced that Karl Malone (Jazz 1985-2003) will work with Jazz forward Derrick Favors and center Enes Kanter, as well as others on an as-needed basis. No structured schedule has been set for Malone’s participation. “It is great to have Karl as a resource for the team,” said Corbin. “He is one of the most talented big men to have ever played this game.” NBA.com
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