Derrick Favors Derrick Favors en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:01 MDT Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:59:51 MDT Newspapers Morning Links: BYU, Utah combine for 5 of the Top 25 non-conference games; Jazz have No. 3 top young core The Utes and Cougars combine for five of the Top 25 best non-conference games; Gary Pinkel says independents, including Notre... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:30:00 MDT Same (young) Jazz! New exciting results? With a young, talented core group already in place, Jazz management went into the 2015 offseason determined to mostly bring... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:00:00 MDT Utah Jazz players — rookies and veterans alike — continue to work on chemistry in the offseason Almost all of the Jazz players have gathered together in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Santa Barbara this offseason to train... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:27:15 MDT Winners and losers from NBA free agency Some can be found in different places, but a lot of big names' addresses will remain the same next season following the NBA's... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 20:00:00 MDT Brad Rock: Excited Utah Jazz fans enjoying a cool summer Despite modest strides last year, hopes are high that Jazz will return to prominence. Their offseason play has done little to... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:56:10 MDT Utah Jazz opt to keep Trevor Booker for 2015-16 season Power forward Trevor Booker is set to make $5 million total from the Jazz in his second year with the team. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:30:00 MDT Guest commentary: Have the Jazz done enough this offseason? With the free agency period coming to an end, let's take a look back at the acquisitions of the Utah Jazz and the reason they... Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:10:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Raul Neto can't get by security and more fun from Day Two of Utah Jazz Summer League Jazz fans have a new favorite, and Raul Neto can't get by security and more fun from Day Two of the Utah Jazz Summer League. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:05:00 MDT Newly signed Jazz rookie Trey Lyles 'happy to be here' The No. 12 pick signed his rookie contract on Tuesday after a contract delay kept him out of action the past week. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:59:16 MDT Jazz in talks with German center Pleiss, reach out to Ingles as things quiet for Utah on opening day of free agency The Jazz continue to have faith in their young core and aren't feeling the pressure to make big moves in free agency. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:05:00 MDT Jazz not expected to be a major player (or sign one) during free agency Utah has nearly a full roster already, but the Jazz are always hopeful an intriguing athlete will show interest. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:10:00 MDT German center Tibor Pleiss in town to talk with Utah Jazz Pleiss currently plays in a Spanish league (Liga ACB), but there is mutual interest in having the 25-year-old begin his NBA... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:50:00 MDT Quiet free agency period ahead for the Utah Jazz? The team almost has a full roster it likes even before the free agency frenzy begins on July 1. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:41:00 MDT Randy Hollis: Jazz fans shouldn't get too excited, or disappointed, about Draft Day The NBA draft and National Letter of Intent Day are a lot like Christmas Day. We anxiously wait for months for them to come... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:45:46 MDT Morning links: Grading the Jazz's lottery pick It’s hard to judge a draft night the moment it ends, but that didn't stop pretty much everyone from trying. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:00:00 MDT Go after Millsap? Trade Favors? Deseret News Jazz contributors talk about the predraft rumors Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:46:09 MDT Brad Rock: Draft pick is fine, but Jazz now need some grownups Team has both the money and cap space to get a proven star. Waiting for players to mature adds frustration to fans. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:55:00 MDT Draft day rumblings: Trey Burke on trade block? Paul Millsap in, Derrick Favors out? Here are some of the latest tidbits on this important day in the NBA, leading up to the 5:30 p.m. draft. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:25:00 MDT Utah Jazz prepared for all draft night scenarios Even one unexpected decison by another team during the draft can lead to a variety of unexpected scenarios. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:25:00 MDT Morning links: Ford/Bilas mock draft; Hayward talks title; Taysom Hill among those to watch in 2015 ESPN's Chad Ford and Jay Bilas completed a Twitter mock draft, while Utah's Gordon Hayward talks the NBA championship and... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:26:17 MDT Morning links: Haws reportedly signs with Euro team; an Ainge family affair in Boston; Jazz shouldn't be affected by Finals trend According to multiple reports, former BYU guard Tyler Haws has signed to play in Spain. Danny and Austin Ainge lead Boston's... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:25:00 MDT Brad Rock: Everyone's an expert on 'Geek Week' for NBA Analytics have made a lot of information available — and made the job both easier and harder for front office personnel. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:11:11 MDT Morning links: Jazz to reportedly pursue Paul Millsap; Eric Weddle calls out Chargers Reports are saying the Jazz are planning on actively pursuing former Utah forward Paul Millsap. All-Pro safety, and former... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:45:00 MDT Utah Jazz like what they see from Saturday's loaded workout group The team held two workouts Saturday — and will again Sunday — but one group really stood out. Sun, 14 Jun 2015 00:12:36 MDT Utah Jazz hope to find hidden gems at free-agent minicamp The Jazz's use of the D-League and success stories of Jack Cooley and Patrick Christopher help make this camp easy to fill... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:20:00 MDT New daddy Gordon Hayward welcomes a new Utah Jazz fan to family Hayward's wife, Robyn, delivered the couple's first child on Saturday evening. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 18:05:00 MDT Utah Jazz like what they see from Portis, Looney, Connaughton This was the best overall group that has participated in the Jazz’s pre-draft workouts, which have now included 42 NBA... Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:05:00 MDT Ranking the best centers in the NBA today: Where does Rudy Gobert land? A look at the best centers in the NBA today based on how they performed during the 2014-15 season. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:25:00 MDT Ranking the best power forwards in the NBA today: Where does Derrick Favors land? A look at the best power forwards in the NBA today based on how they performed during the 2014-15 season. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:10:00 MDT Ranking the best small forwards in the NBA today: Where does Gordon Hayward land? A look at the best small forwards in the NBA today based on how they performed during the 2014-15 season. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:50:00 MDT Ranking the best shooting guards in the NBA today: Where do Alec Burks and some former Jazz favorites land? A look at the best starting shooting guards in the NBA today based on how each player performed this season. Sun, 31 May 2015 19:00:00 MDT Ranking the best point guards in the NBA today: Where do Exum and Lillard land? A look at the best starting point guards in the NBA today based on how they performed in 2014-15. Sat, 30 May 2015 16:40:00 MDT Bon appetit, Rudy: Gobert hungry for more after sweet and satisfying second NBA season For the Stifle Tower, he of the 7-foot-9 wingspan who finished fifth in voting for NBA defensive player of the year and third... Wed, 13 May 2015 22:25:00 MDT Morning links: Jazz's Rodney Hood prepping for next season; Combine begins with no invitation for Tyler Haws Fresh off his best month of his young NBA career, Rodney Hood isn't slowing down any, while BYU's Tyler Haws didn't get an... Tue, 12 May 2015 09:00:00 MDT Rudy Gobert's improvement noticed by NBA award voters The Jazz center finished behind Jimmy Butler and Draymond Green in voting for Most Improved Player. Thu, 07 May 2015 22:40:00 MDT Chicago's Jimmy Butler named NBA's Most Improved Player; Utah's Rudy Gobert third in voting Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls was named the NBA's Most Improved Player on Thursday, while Utah center Rudy Gobert came in... Thu, 07 May 2015 11:03:43 MDT Morning links: BYU's Taysom Hill mentioned as Heisman sleeper; ESPN's Chad Ford gives his 'Grade: A' mock draft Even after missing his team's last eight games in 2014, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill is being pegged as a potential Heisman... Thu, 07 May 2015 10:27:07 MDT Breaking down the types of Jazz fans: From Data-Head to Heart-Wrenched There are many different types of fans common to all of sports. These include the Die-Hard, the Casual, the... Tue, 05 May 2015 11:23:15 MDT Other sports deserve mention besides overhyped Big Fight and NFL draft The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight and NFL draft got all the hype, but a lot of less-heralded sports deserve some... Sun, 03 May 2015 18:51:57 MDT Gordon Hayward looks to get better at basketball — and changing diapers — this offseason While impending fatherhood will add a whole different kind of stress for Hayward, this summer should be less emotionally... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:35:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors continues to make great progress on and off the court Fifth-year power forward Derrick Favors continues to make great progress on and off the court for the Jazz, and now nobody's... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:34:36 MDT Jazz's Joe Ingles proves worth with vocal leadership It was unclear how big of an impact the 27-year-old Australian would make when he signed with Utah before the 2014-2015... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:54:18 MDT Optimism abounds for the Utah Jazz's future Future options will be discussed at length by Jazz brass with the draft approaching in June and the free-agency period just... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:07:38 MDT Utah Jazz: A look at each player's contract status and outlook for next season A quick look at the status of each Jazz player. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:18:04 MDT Jazz players go easy on Kanter in talking about turnaround The Jazz played much better in the second half of the season, but Utah players didn't say it had anything to do with Enes... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:55:00 MDT No playoffs again, but rebuilding Utah Jazz exceeded expectations Second-half surge helped young Jazz make big strides as they finish 13 games better than in 2013-14. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:10:00 MDT Brad Rock: Back to reality for Utah Jazz rookie Bryce Cotton After a landmark week, the work of earning a spot on next year's team will begin right away. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:20:00 MDT Guest commentary: What have we learned from the Jazz in 2015? Looking back at the 2014-2015 season, the Jazz have improved greatly under the leadership of Quin Snyder, the management of... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:50:00 MDT Morning links: Booker ends the year with one last shot at Kanter; ESPN calls Kyle Whittingham underrated The Jazz didn't necessarily end on a high-note, with a blowout loss to Houston, but that didn't stop forward Trevor Booker... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:20:00 MDT Guest commentary: Will this be the biggest offseason in Utah Jazz history? The summer of 2015 could quite possibly be the summer Jazz fans look back and think, "what could have been" or "look how far... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:53:42 MDT