Jazz Sign Derrick Favors To Three-Year Contract

NOVEMBER 25: Favors’ new deal with the Jazz is now official, per the NBA’s transactions log.

NOVEMBER 20: The Jazz and center Derrick Favors are reuniting, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic, who reports (via Twitter) that the two sides have reached an agreement on a deal.

Jones says the three-year pact will be worth about $27MM, with a third-year player option (Twitter link). That suggests that Utah is using nearly its full mid-level exception on Favors.

The Jazz and Favors have been linked for several weeks, with Favors spending time in Utah from 2011-2019. The team traded him to New Orleans last year in exchange for 2021 and 2023 second-round picks.

This past season, Favors averaged nine points, 9.8 rebounds and 24.4 minutes per game with the Pelicans, starting in 49 of his 51 contests. The veteran big man was drafted third overall back in 2010 after spending one season at Georgia Tech.

For Utah, Favors is expected to provide frontcourt production behind the likes of Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert. The Jazz lost a grueling seven-game series to Denver in the first round of the 2020 NBA playoffs, playing without Bogdanovic due to injury.

Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw contributed to this report. Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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11 thoughts on “Jazz Sign Derrick Favors To Three-Year Contract

  1. formerlyz

    wow thought he would get more than the mid level. maybe more teams could have been in on him…unless he just took the discount to go back to Utah

  2. Simmons>Russ

    Great work by Utah !!!

    Now trade Rudy Gobert and a first for Spencer Dinwiddie, T. Prince and Jarrett Allen.

    Then to go a step further trade Mike Conley for Otto Porter Jr.

    1. Dinwiddie. Clarkson
    2. Mitchell. ONeale
    3. Porter Jr. Ingles
    4. Bogdanovic. Prince
    5. Favours. Allen

    That’s arguably the deepest roster in the league, and a top 5 team no doubt.

    Great experience, versatility, scoring, defence, impact, potential, and so on.

      • Simmons>Russ

        Don’t need Conley with Dinwiddie and Clarkson and it’s handy to have another 3 and D wing like Porter.

        Plus it saves them another 5mil in cap space

  3. DynamiteAdams

    Echoing everyone else, interesting. Granted they traded him because he was making a lot more on his last contract and the pairing with him and Gobert wasn’t optimal. However he’s a good backup and can play with him against certain lineups

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