Derrick Favors
C OKC
Thu 10/14/21 5:42 PM

Favors will not play in the preseason finale Thursday against the Nuggets.
EDGE Analysis
Favors is one of many Thunder players resting or injured for the preseason finale. He should be good to go for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Jazz.

Derrick Favors
C OKC
Wed 10/13/21 6:32 PM

Favors is entering the starting lineup for the Thunder's exhibition contest against Denver on Thursday, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 30-year-old had yet to make his preseason debut for his new team but is drawing the start for Thursday's contest. Favors will be competing among the likes of Isaiah Roby, Mike Muscala and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl for playing time this season.

Derrick Favors
C OKC
Tue 10/12/21 2:50 PM

Favors (knee) will play in Wednesday's preseason contest against the Nuggets, Steve McGehee of News 9 Oklahoma City reports.
EDGE Analysis
Coach Mark Daigneault said Tuesday that Favors will make his Thunder debut against the Nuggets on Wednesday. The veteran center has yet to play in the preseason due to knee soreness and conditioning issues.

Derrick Favors
C OKC
Sat 10/9/21 6:16 PM

Favors (knee) is out Sunday against the Bucks.
EDGE Analysis
As expected, Favors will be out while dealing with knee soreness and conditioning issues. His next chance to play is Wednesday against the Nuggets.

Derrick Favors
C OKC
Fri 10/8/21 2:45 PM

Favors (knee) likely won't play in Sunday's preseason game against the Bucks, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
EDGE Analysis
Favors has yet to play in the preseason after he missed the preseason opener due to soreness in his knee. With Favors doubtful against the Bucks, Mike Muscala will likely take over as the Thunders' top backup center.

Derrick Favors
C OKC
Tue 10/5/21 2:03 PM

Favors (knee) was able to practice Tuesday, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
EDGE Analysis
Favors did not play in Monday's preseason opener due to soreness in his knee, but the fact that he was able to practice Tuesday indicates that it's nothing serious. The Thunder have a few more days off until their next exhibition Sunday at Milwaukee.

Derrick Favors
C OKC
Mon 10/4/21 6:35 PM

Favors (knee) won't play Monday against the Hornets, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
EDGE Analysis
Favors has been recently dealing with a knee injury, and he won't play in Monday's preseason opener while he continues to ramp up his practice work. Mike Muscala should operate as Oklahoma City's top backup at center in the meantime.

Derrick Favors
C OKC
Wed 9/29/21 2:12 PM

Favors (knee) is expected to go through a workout with the Thunder on Wednesday evening, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
EDGE Analysis
Favors missed Tuesday's session, as well as Wednesday morning's practice, due to swelling in his knee, but the Thunder expect the veteran big man to be on the floor for Wednesday's second session. Favors had been away from the team to receive treatment, so his knee will be something worth monitoring throughout the preseason. When healthy, Favors projects to back up Isaiah Roby at center.

Derrick Favors
C OKC
Fri 7/30/21 10:11 AM

Favors and a future first-round pick were traded from the Jazz to the Thunder on Friday in exchange for a future second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
The veteran big man inked a three-year, $27 million deal with Utah last November, and the team decided to shed his salary after the 2021 NBA Draft on Thursday. Favors averaged 5.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 15.3 minutes in 68 games during the 2020-21 campaign, and he should fill a reserve role at center behind Isaiah Roby for Oklahoma City, assuming the team doesn't try to move Favors again.

Derrick Favors
C OKC
Thu 5/6/21 7:55 AM

Favors ended with four points (2-3 FG, 0-1 FT), five rebounds and two blocks in 14 minutes during Wednesday's 126-94 victory over San Antonio.
EDGE Analysis
Favors continues to underwhelm in what has been a disappointing season, at least from a fantasy perspective. The Jazz have opted to limit his playing time on a nightly basis as a means to keeping him healthy. While this strategy has worked for the most part, it does not lend itself to fantasy production, and moving forward, it is hard to see Favors being anything more than a deep league commodity.