Devin Harris and Derrick Favors joined the Jazz together. And the former New Jersey Nets duo are receiving an equal-opportunity do-over with Utah.

After being traded for All-Star guard Deron Williams on Wednesday, Harris and Favors connected with the Jazz on Thursday, practicing with the team at Butler University.

Favors was eager to leave behind a rookie season that had been drowned out by trade rumors, as his name was connected for months with the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony.

Harris was happy just to get a new start. The 2009 All-Star point guard acknowledged that he had become invisible in New Jersey, playing for a team that posted only 12 wins in 2009-10 and was enduring another frustrating rebuilding run this year.

Now, Harris and Favors will suit up for a Utah team that normally posts 50-win seasons but is fighting just to make the playoffs this year. And each player is excited to leave their past behind and start a new life in Salt Lake City.

"[The Jazz] have been winning 23 seasons and they expect to win," Harris said. "Obviously, we're in the playoff run. I expect us to still be in that run and make some noise in the playoffs. That's what I'm gunning for."

Favors is aiming for education. The promising but raw 19-year-old rookie has had an up-and-down initial season in the NBA, adjusting to life on the road and having to cook his own meals, while dealing with trade drama and major expectations.

He said defense, rebounding and the ability to block shots form the foundation of his game. But he is still fine-tuning his offensive approach and attempting to lock in on go-to moves in the paint. Only having one year of collegiate experience and being the third overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft has not eased his burden.