HoopsHype Derrick Favors rumors
Jody Genessy: Haven't been able to confirm @Joe Kotoch report that Jazz are in talks with Cavs to send #5 pick, Derrick Favors to Cavs for #1 pick. Derrick Favors' camp hadn't heard that the center is rumored to be included in a possible trade between the Jazz and Cavaliers. Twitter @DJJazzyJody
Tony Jones: With that thinking, Jazz FO man Walt Perrin is confident that Noah Vonleh can come in and play along side Favors, with no issues. Even if Vonleh isn't a starter, FO thinks he can come in and instantly make the Jazz' regular rotation because of rebounding and defense Twitter @Tjonessltrib
Q: Do the Jazz and any chance at moving up to grab Parker?! Please say yes! A: They have a lot of assets and I think they could tempt Cleveland if they threw together several of them into a package that rounded out this team. For instance ... what about a sign-and-trade that delivered Gordan Hayward and Enes Kanter -- fixes holes at both the three and the five long-term for the Cavs. Both are ready to go now. The question will be ... Hayward is a restricted free agent. Free agency doesn't start until after the draft. So the Cavs would have to take Jabari at 1 and then hope they could get Hayward to play along. Derrick Favors could also tempt them I'm told. But the Cavs would need another piece -- perhaps the 5th pick? ESPN.com
Jody Genessy: Sad moment today as Favors recalled how Santa never gave him what he wanted. "I never got toys growing up. I got T-shirts and stuff." Twitter @DJJazzyJody
Three players—Hayward, Burke and Derrick Favors—have been using the iPad scouting the most, and each in a different manner. For Hayward, it has been about seeing the floor and how teams are playing him. For Burke, it is about executing a new offense. And for Favors, it is more about the fundamentals of his game. WeAreUtahJazz.com
The team was not very good with such an experience gulf, so over the summer they let their veterans walk in favor of committing to a full youth movement. Jefferson, now the Charlotte Bobcats’ starting center, believes it was the right decision for the Jazz to make. “Most definitely, I think Derrick Favors and Enes are going to be big time big men in this league,” Jefferson tells HOOPSWORLD. ”I kind of had a feeling that it really just wouldn’t make any sense basketball wise to sign back me or Paul Millsap back when you have them two young guys coming up. It was still tough to leave them. I felt like they were my little brothers, but it’s part of the business and it was the best decision for everybody.” HoopsWorld
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