Derrick Favors RUMORS & NEWS

  • Burks, Favors lead Jazz to a 110-98 win over Boston

    Salt Lake Tribune "Enes Kanter smiled and pointed at the man one locker over. "Welcome back," he said. After missing three straight games — and seven of the Jazz’s previous 13 — with a lingering hip injury, Derrick Favors was back in the starting lineup Monday and showing with his play why the Jazz are winless..." February 25

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    Utah Jazz @utahjazz

    Derrick Favors (right hip sprain) is inactive, Malcolm Thomas will be active. Richard Jefferson (stomach cramps) will play/start. #BKNatUTA

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    Utah Jazz @utahjazz

    .@dfavors14 will not return (right hip strain) #PHIatUTA

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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    Derrick Favors (sore right hip) will partially practice today. Jefferson and Burke (gastric distress) won't practice.

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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    Derrick Favors (sore right hip) did not practice today, though it doesn't sound like it will be an issue for Friday's game.

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    Steve Luhm @sluhm

    Jazz's Derrick Favors participating in shoot-around. Game-time decision but guessing he will play.

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    Steve Luhm @sluhm

    Sounds like Enes Kanter will start for Derrick Favors tonight vs. Minnesota. Also sounds like Gordon Hayward will play, as expected.

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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    No Derrick Favors tonight. He's got a sore lower back. Marvin Williams (heel) is also out.

  • Derrick Favors’ offense starting to catch up to his defense

    Salt Lake Tribune "Derrick Favors’ defense earned him the payday. The Utah Jazz made no bones about that in October, when they signed the fourth-year big man to a four-year, $49 million extension. As general manager Dennis Lindsey tries to build a winner in Salt Lake City, Favors, a 6-foot-10, athletic rim..." December 06

  • Kanter-Favors combo isn’t producing enough for Corbin

    Salt Lake Tribune "After losing 13 times in 14 games, Ty Corbin may be looking to shake up his starting five. "Everything’s open right now," the Utah Jazz coach said Saturday. The Jazz were atrocious to start Friday’s game in Dallas, falling behind by 28 points against the Mavericks before mounting a comeback..." November 24

  • Jazz get big game from Derrick Favors in 103-99 loss to Clippers

    The Deseret News "Basketball fans at Staples Center got an enticing up-close-and-personal preview Wednesday night. And not just of the most exciting high-flying team that calls Tinseltown home. As usual Blake Griffin DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul each gave their share of highlights in the Clippers' 103-99 win..." October 24

  • Favors, Kanter still learning to mesh in frontcourt

    Salt Lake Tribune "It is easy to understand all at once both the hope and the concern. There was Derrick Favors the 6-foot-10 forward pulling down 17 rebounds earlier this month against the Portland Trail Blazers blocking shots and finishing at the rim. There was Enes Kanter barrel chested and barely 21 years old..." October 22

  • Derrick Favors reaches agreement on $49m contract extension with Jazz

    Yahoo! Sports "Derrick Favors has reached agreement on a four-year $49 million-plus contract extension with the Utah Jazz league sources told Yahoo Sports. The deal includes bonus incentives that could push the package well over $50 million sources said. Favors 22 is a centerpiece of the Jazz's future and..." October 18

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    Bill Oram @tribjazz

    Dennis Lindsey says on @1280thezone that conversations about extending Favors Hayward are ongoing. But willing to let market dictate price.

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Derrick Favors on his sore back: "I couldn't really move couldn’t really jump couldn't run so I just sat out."

  • Karl Malone says he will work with Favors, Kanter

    Salt Lake Tribune "Karl Malone will spend part of his summer working with Utah Jazz players Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, he told The Salt Lake Tribune. Jazz CEO Greg Miller confirmed the assignment in a radio interview Wednesday aftermoon. According to Malone, he is not becoming a new assistant coach and..." May 30

  • Favors tutoring Jefferson on defense

    Salt Lake Tribune "As it turns out, Derrick Favors is quite the help defender. When Al Jefferson is seeking input on improving his offensive game, the starting Jazz center turns to the lankier, more athletic Favors. "I learn defensive stuff from him and I’ve been in the league nine years," Jefferson said...." April 04

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    Jody Genessy @

    Millsap and Favors will start. No Big Al.

  • Proof Derrick Favors will stay with Jazz

    The Deseret News "Jordan Wynn isn't slow-witted by any means. Coaches compare his decision-making skills to Sugar Bowl MVP Brian Johnson. Still, Rock On couldn't help smiling at a quote in Thursday's Deseret News, wherein the Ute quarterback misspoke. Regarding backup Jon Hays, who subbed in after Wynn was..." August 14

  • Jazz's Hayward, Favors won't play in summer league

    Salt Lake Tribune "Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors will not participate on the Utah Jazz team in the Orlando Summer League, general manager Kevin O'Connor said Monday. Hayward and Favors are members of the USA Men's Select Team, which will train July 5-11 in Las Vegas and practice against the London-bound..." May 22

  • Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward officially named to USA Men's Select Team

    The Deseret News "USA Basketball today announced that Utah Jazz forward/center Derrick Favors and forward Gordon Hayward were among 13 players chosen for the 2012 USA Men's Select Team that will train against the 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team during its July 6-12 training camp in Las Vegas. The Jazz..." May 22

  • Derrick Favors is Jazz's best hope moving into big offseason

    Salt Lake Tribune "When Derrick Favors first joined the Jazz, his voice was whisper-soft and his future was as uncertain as Utah's. The No. 3 overall pick during the 2010 draft was a secondary piece in the blockbuster Deron Williams trade, known more in the NBA for Carmelo Anthony trade rumors than the talent..." May 09

  • Derrick Favors plays well in increased minutes

    The Deseret News "Derrick Favors got his minutes Saturday night. But it didn't make any difference in the outcome as the Jazz were beaten by San Antonio for the third time in three playoff games. After Favors played just 47 minutes total in the first two playoff games, during which time the Jazz actually..." May 06

  • Big 3 of Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors terrorizing opponents

    The Deseret News "On April 2, the Utah Jazz were struggling and stumbling. They'd lost three in a row and appeared to be headed to a fourth straight setback, trailing the then-healthy-for-them Portland Trail Blazers by 14 points in the first half at the Rose Garden. Another defeat — which happened far more often..." April 26

  • On defense, Favors has his way with Magic guards

    Salt Lake Tribune "Derrick Favors didn't let down his guard until after Utah's 117-107 overtime conquest of the Orlando Magic was complete. When he did, it wasn't to an Orlando defender, his coach Tyrone Corbin, or any of his family waiting for him after Utah moved one step closer to the postseason. It was to..." April 22

  • Monson: Ten things you need to know about Derrick Favors

    Salt Lake Tribune "There are things everyone should know about Derrick Favors, the player — more than any other — seen as the key to the Jazz's promising future. He's been here a year, but it seems nobody knows anything about the young cornerstone, other than that he's immensely talented and he doesn't get enough..." April 16

  • Derrick Favors comes of age in OT win

    The Deseret News "According to society, Derrick Favors hasn't yet reached the so-called legal age. But forget all the things the 20-year-old is not able to do because of his age — renting cars, buying or drinking adult beverages, entering night clubs, running for Congress or president and, well, almost..." March 18

  • Derrick Favors' career night sparks Utah Jazz's OT win

    Salt Lake Tribune "With Utah Jazz starting center Al Jefferson away attending to the funeral of his grandmother, the spotlight on Saturday focused on young Derrick Favors. Moments before the game against visiting Golden State, Utah coach Ty Corbin expressed a wish that Favors would cherish this rare opportunity..." March 18

  • Favors plays big in post for Utah

    Salt Lake Tribune "Derrick Favors with a power slam. With a block. With a layup, reverse dunk and … another power slam. D-Fav was in fine form Wednesday in the Jazz's 99-93 win against the Bobcats. Fourteen points on 7-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds (four of them on offense) two blocks and a steal. All in just 17..." March 08

  • Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors help win Rising Stars Challenge

    The Deseret News "The Utah Jazz slumped heading into the All-Star break, but two of the team's young stars found victory in the first event at Orlando's All-Star Weekend. As members of Team Chuck in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Utah second-year players Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward were part of a 146-133..." February 25

  • Jazz: Favors to join Hayward in Rising Stars game

    The Deseret News "Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors has been added to the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge that will take place on Friday in Orlando during NBA All-Star 2012. Favors will join teammate Gordon Hayward on Team Chuck. The two will be Utah's first participants in the event since Ronnie Brewer and Paul..." February 22

  • Utah's Favors, Kanter learning how to control paint together

    Salt Lake Tribune "Raja Bell compared it to an NHL team. A few Jazz players go out, a few more come in. The action never stops, and Utah's opponent never gets a breather. That's what happened to Memphis on Sunday during the Jazz's pivotal 98-88 road win, which tipped off a back-to-back-to-back away series...." February 14

  • Derrick Favors' play still evolving

    Salt Lake Tribune "The rhythm and touch are not consistently fluid. His best offensive moves suddenly appear, draw raves, then just as quickly evaporate. But make no mistake: Jazz forward Derrick Favors is feeling more confident than ever with the ball in his hands, and the 20-year-old's on-the-court evolution is..." February 05

  • NBA slaps Favors with $25,000 fine

    The Deseret News "Derrick Favors is learning the hard way that some actions in the NBA have costly consequences. The second-year Utah Jazz player was ejected late in the third quarter of Thursday's 94-91 loss against Dallas after he threw a basketball. On Saturday, the NBA threw a $25,000 fine right back at..." January 22

  • Derrick Favors fined $25K for throwing ball into stands vs. Mavs

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz forward Derrick Favors has been fined $25,000 for throwing the basketball into the stands during Thursday night's 94-91 loss to Dallas. NBA vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced the fine Saturday afternoon. Before Utah's game against Minnesota, Favors said he was..." January 22

  • Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter living up to NBA's 'Big Things Are Coming' theme

    The Deseret News "Early in training camp, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin witnessed an example of the competitive nature that burns inside a couple of his youngest and biggest players. It was a sneak peek into what he could expect from Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter this season. The Jazz were running a routine drill..." January 06

  • Al Jefferson says Derrick Favors 'set the tone' in win

    The Deseret News "Big Al Jefferson put together another solid all-around performance in Utah's 85-73 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday night, as the 6-foot-10 center finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a couple of blocked shots. But instead of pounding his chest for a job well done, the Jazz..." January 04

  • Jazz give their fans big 'Favors' in a win

    The Deseret News "Al Jefferson couldn't play Friday night for the first time since he joined the Utah Jazz over a year ago, and the usual starting center had a message for his replacement. Moments before the Jazz's home-opener tipped off, Big Al, unable to go because of an inflamed right ankle, told Derrick..." December 31

  • Derrick Favors ends up starting thanks to Al Jefferson's ankle trouble

    The Deseret News "Derrick Favors' new reserve role didn't last very long. Hours after it was announced that Paul Millsap would replace him in the starting lineup, the second-year big man was reinserted back into the first five for Friday's home opener. This time, though, he was the Jazz's starting..." December 31

  • Derrick Favors shows Utah Jazz he's ready to play

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin broke the news before training camp even started. Already numb to questions about Utah's starting five, Corbin offered a speculative what-if response about power forward Derrick Favors as proof everything would be up for grabs in Jazzland during 2011-12. "He may come..." December 21

  • Greatness calls Derrick Favors' name

    Salt Lake Tribune "Derrick Favors answered with startling confidence and candor a question the other day about whether he could have a breakout season for the Jazz this year. Decide for yourselves whether his response exudes common cockiness or uncommon compliance: "If coach wants me to be a star, that's what..." December 13

  • Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors earns NBA All-Rookie honors

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz forward Derrick Favors was named Wednesday to the 2010-11 NBA All-Rookie second team, receiving 18 points and one first-team recommendation. Utah forward Gordon Hayward received seven points but was not selected to either team. Voting was conducted by all 30 league coaches. Favors, 19,..." May 12

  • Favors named to second-team All-Rookie squad

    The Deseret News "The Utah Jazz and their fans aren't the only ones who think the team has some good, young talent. The league's coaches honored forward Derrick Favors with a spot on the NBA's All-Rookie second team. And while he didn't make either the first or second squad, Jazz rookie Gordon Hayward received..." May 12

  • Favors selected to NBA All-Rookie second team

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz power forward Derrick Favors was named Wednesday to the 2010-11 NBA All-Rookie second team, receiving 18 points and one first-team recommendation in voting that was conducted by league coaches. Utah small forward Gordon Hayward received seven points but was not selected to either..." May 11

  • Big Al Jefferson says he can learn from the young guy Derrick Favors

    The Deseret News "Al Jefferson has been in the NBA for seven seasons, so it stands to reason he'd have tricks of the trade to pass along to a teenager like Derrick Favors. But Big Al smiled after Saturday's game and hinted that the teacher might need to pay attention to the student in this case. What the big..." April 11

  • Jazz rookies run with starters' minutes

    Salt Lake Tribune "Gordon Hayward, Jeremy Evans and Derrick Favors worked all season for the time that they received Monday. The Jazz rookies all played full 12-minute quarters during the final period of regulation in Utah's 100-95 overtime home loss to Washington. Hayward and Favors went on to record all five..." March 30

  • Favors continues to improve

    Salt Lake Tribune "Little by little, Derrick Favors is growing into what is expected from the third pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Just ask Minnesota's Darko Milicic, who was posterized by Favors' ringing slam dunk midway through the third period of Utah's victory on Wednesday. Acquired in the trade for Deron..." March 17

  • Rookie Favors shines in blowout

    Salt Lake Tribune "Being a bright spot in a 22-point blowout loss is not an easy task. But Jazz rookie forward Derrick Favors accomplished the feat Monday, scoring a career-high 16 points in Utah's 131-109 loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Favors was 6 of 11 from the field, while knocking down..." March 08

  • Nets did him no Favors

    New York Post "Derrick Favors has one question and Devin Harris has one answer regarding their recent trade from the Nets. Favors wants to know why the Nets ever drafted him in the first place, because he feels he never really was wanted. Harris has one answer to those in the Nets organization who questioned..." March 08

  • Favors big addition for rival Jazz

    Denver Post "The future of the Nuggets is now the future of the Utah Jazz. Many NBA executives had believed Derrick Favors would end up in Denver. Instead, the New Jersey Nets rookie, the No. 3 pick in last summer's draft, was traded to Utah, where he will now battle the Nuggets in the Northwest Division..." March 06

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