It’s draft day, folks. And if the last few days have been any indicator, it’s going to be entertaining. The Utah Jazz currently hold two first-round picks: No. 24 and No. 30. But that could change. The Utah Jazz are reportedly working to move up in the draft to get a shooter who can impact the roster.
The Jazz are receiving "a lot of interest" in Derrick Favors, according to sources.— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) June 22, 2017
Utah isn't looking to trade Derrick Favors, but he's certainly not off limits.— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) June 22, 2017
According to Jody Genessy, the Utah Jazz are receiving a lot of interest in Derrick Favors. Genessy reports that the Jazz aren’t shopping him around, but that doesn’t mean he is considered off limits.
The 6’10 big man has played most of his career in a Jazz uniform after being traded as a rookie to the Jazz by the New Jersey Nets in 2011. He has played an important role in Utah’s rebuild. Favors, who has one more year left of his four-year deal with Utah, had a bit of a rough season last year. He struggled with injury and started in only 39 games. Favors averaged 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds with a 48.7 shooting percentage. His numbers are solid, considering he averaged just 23.7 minutes a game.
Interestingly, KSL.com reported Derrick Favors’ North Salt Lake house up for sale earlier this week.