According to Tony Jones of the Athletic Derrick Favors isn’t a lock to return to the Utah Jazz.
They love Derrick but he’s not a lock to come back https://t.co/Lhwc8AlxJM— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) June 25, 2019
After the Utah Jazz traded for Mike Conley, it was clear that the Jazz are ready to go for it next season. When you consider the injuries to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson the window is open for a title run and Utah is not going to pass that up the chance.
Saying that Derrick Favors is not a lock to return isn’t saying he won’t be back, but it is clear that the Utah Jazz are going to be active in free agency to put the best team possible on the floor.
Utah Jazz General Manager Justin Zanik said the Jazz will continue to be aggressive in free agency— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) June 21, 2019
The nice thing for Utah is that if things don’t work out in free agency to grab another high level player, having Derrick Favors as a backup plan is a great option.
Losing Jae Crowder in the Mike Conley trade means a bigger role for Georges Niang but, if the Jazz want to ensure their depth, they’ll want to bring on another power forward.
July 1st is going to be fun!