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Published: Monday, Aug. 20 2012 11:41 p.m. MDT

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scalman
Temecula, CA

Good to know more about what Derrick is thinking about, good to know that he appreciates being in Utah. I think it's a slam dunk that the Jazz should play Favors 30+ minutes a game this coming season. He also needs to play some of those minutes at center, and he needs to be in the finishing lineup.

Afterglow Fanissimo
Salt Lake City, Utah

I hope things turn out "Favor"-ably for us. I hope Derrick can do the Jazz some "Favors." ;)

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

The Jazz are trying to get Millsap to sign an extension right now but so far he has not agreed and wants to become a free agent after this season. If he becomes a free agent we will probably lose him. Favors could also be approached to sign an extension although even if he doesn't the Jazz would still have an option to keep him 1 year after this up coming season. After that however he would also become a free agent and probably go to a big market team. If Millsap won't come to terms as this season progresses I would push hard to get Favors to sign an extension now before we lose him with a commitment to him that if he signs he will be the starter at power forward and get additional minutes on the court at the center position. Hopefully he would agree to sign a long term extension so the Jazz can lock him up. Otherwise this is the problem the Jazz continue to run into where their best players leave at the end of their contracts.

jazz4ever
San Mateo, CA

As they say, it is a dilemma that a coach should prefer than trying to find somebody to play a position. The more the merrier. Since Jazz is really still rebuilding for a serious run in another year or 2, I would think they should place their bets on Favors. Millsap has done very well coming off the bench, especially when he can pitch in at 3 or 4. It gives a lot of flexibility to match up on the opposing team for the coach. ie, Favors and Al starting and Millsap and Kanter coming off the bench. If Kanter develops into a dependable center, they could look at sacrificing Al to fill in any other requirements. The reason I say this, is because even though Al is a very good consistent player, he has not show the qualities to take the team over the top. That is delivering in the final few minutes of game.
It will surely be a every exciting season this time with so many new pieces and the coach coming off a successful season. I am sure they all are hungry to do better... 50 wins..and a seeding anywhere from 4-7 is my prediction. Go Jazz!

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