Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 1 month ago

Favors spent 30.8 minutes on the court over 74 games this season. He averaged 16.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.7 blocks over the course of his fifth year in the league.

Favors was a reliable fixture in Utah's rotation yet again this season. His 16 points per game tallied a new career-high and he'll head into next season with a similar role alongside Rudy Gobert in the frontcourt. There's nothing to suggest that Favors will take a bigger leap forward during the 2015-16 season, but that said, there's no reason to believe he'll drop off in production either. Unless Utah makes surprising changes to their frontcourt in the offseason, the pride of Georgia Tech will be a viable option in the fourth and fifth rounds of standard league drafts.

Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 1 month ago

Favors will play in Wednesday's season finale against the Rockets.

After resting Saturday and Monday, Favors will return for the final game of the season, although the Jazz have nothing tangible to play for. Coach Quin Snyder has not stated whether Favors or any other regulars will be on a minutes restriction.

Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 1 month ago

Favors (rest) will not play Monday, Jody Gennesy of the Deseret News reports.

Favors rested Saturday against Portland, and he'll receive another day off Monday. Expect Trevor Booker to make another start in his place.

Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 1 month ago

Favors (rest) will not play in Saturday's game, the Salt Lake Tribune's Aaron Falk reports.

While the Jazz are not shutting Favors down, there will only be two more games left that he could possibly participate in this season, so in leagues that end this week, it's time to cut him loose. Look for Trevor Booker and possibly Jeremy Evans to pick up the slack at the four Saturday.

Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 1 month ago

Favors had a cold shooting night Friday against the Grizzlies, going just 2-for-10 for five points,10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 31 minutes of action.

Favors really struggled to score Friday, but owners shouldn't be worried moving forward. He was able to contribute 10 rebounds in the loss, so he still provided some sort of fantasy value.

Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 2 months ago

Favors returned to the starting line-up and scored 19 points (9-16 FG, 1-2 FT) with seven rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 25 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Nuggets.

Favors missed the previous two games with a back injury and was a game time decision, so owners will be thrilled with this line. He is known to miss a game here or there, but when he plays is a strong play for points, rebounds and blocks.

Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 2 months ago

Favors (back) will start Wednesday against the Nuggets.

Favors has missed two consecutive games due to back spasms, but upon his return, he'll take his rightful place in the starting five. In 19 games since the break, he's averaged 17.7 points (on 52 percent shooting), 8.6 boards, 1.8 blocks, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 steals in 33 minutes.

Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 2 months ago

Favors (back) will play Wednesday, Jazz announcer David Locke reports.

He was probable, so this is just a confirmation that he can be deployed as expected in all formats.

Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 2 months ago

Favors (back) is probable for Wednesday's game, Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Favors took part in Monday's shootaround but was ultimately held out of the game with back spasms. After going through shootaround again, he's expected to be back on the court and should reassume his usual starting power forward spot.

Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 2 months ago

Favors (back) will not play Monday against the Wolves, Kent Youngblood of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Favors took part in shootaround Monday morning, but he'll miss a second straight game after sitting out Saturday due to back spasms. Trevor Booker entered the starting five Saturday, and that's likely to be the case again Monday.