Salt Lake, Utah - Favors was originally selected third overall by New Jersey in 2010, before being traded to Utah in the Deron Williams deal. The Jazz still had Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap at the time, which made it challenging for Favors to find a large amount of playing time.
Favors hasn’t lived up to the expectations of a third overall pick, but the Jazz seem to buy into his abilities. Favors has all the tools needed to be a dominant power forward in the NBA, and Utah is willing to give him a chance to prove that.
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 primarily came off the bench last season for Utah, averaging 9.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.2 minutes per game. He played behind the departed Jefferson and Millsap.