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Published: Saturday, Oct. 19 2013 10:32 a.m. MDT

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GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Very, very good move on the Jazz's part. Well done! Favors is definitely a cornerstone of the Jazz's future.

Captain L
Provo, UT

I'm glad we signed Favors , I feel that we are still paying for potential but I think he will develop and be worth what he's getting. I hope he learns who he really is and becomes the defensive stopper we need. I think Kanter will prove to be the offensive go to guy we need and Hayward can be the leader/glue guy.

shaybo
Richfield, UT

So if Hayward signs a similar contract the Jazz would be $18 million under the cap and $30+ million under the Luxury tax limit in 2014. That should enable them to sign 2 players equal to or better than Milsap and Jefferson. They could go from rags to riches in 1 year especially if they were to finish in the bottom five in the lottery with probably 5 franchise type players in this draft.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

A lot of money for a guy who has a lot of work left to do on the offensive side of the ball.
I like Favors a lot, but this could backfire on the Jazz.

scalman
Temecula, CA

Imperative move by the Jazz. Favors is invaluable as a defensive stopper, a beast with hops, good timing, power and intensity. His gradual offensive improvement should make Favors an all star eventually, but his defensive ability is already impressive and increasingly dominant. Karl Malone has apparently helped his offensive game some. I'd like to suggest he meet with Bill Walton. Bill was an above-the-rim center who could play power forward and was on the slim side like Derrick (Bill actually looked skinny next to most centers), and was an adept scorer. As Captain L alluded to, Kanter's improvement as an all-around scorer will aid the Jazz, and it will also free up Derrick's nearer-the-basket production.

VeraLouise
Sandy, UT

What's that old saying?? "Slow and steady wins the race"??? Or something like that. I think the Jazz organization is proceeding with intent, caution and a good plan (so far). If we fans can be patient, we will live long enough to see solid results. (I'm in my seventies and plan to do so.)

Go Jazzboys! This preseason is just that--PREseason.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Although it is alot of money it is about fair market value. He certainly is not as good offensively as Cousins so he got less money than him. He is much better defensively and fortunately for us defense costs less money.

I seriously don't think the Mavericks win their championship without a defensive bit Tyson Chandler in the middle. We just locked up our Chandler except he is 10 years younger and already better defender/rebounder.

IMO I don't believe Favors ever will be that great of an offensive player. He just is not showing much if any progress. He needs a good pick and roll type PG who can get him the ball rolling to the basket or for some alley-oops. Easy 12ppg. His low post moves and creativity on the block are pretty weak and not getting much better. So be it. He is an elite defender and rebounder and that is a foundation to build on.

Kanter is clearly the better offensive player and is progressing at a ridiculous pace.

Kanter and Favors on the floor together will eventually be an elite NBA defensive duo. Stats last year indicate they are stifling to offenses.

play by the rules
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

Every deal has risk. I like these numbers. It would have taken the same to have resigned Big Al and the Jazz were at the ceiling. I agree with Shaybo.

sky2k1
Provo, UT

I remember a few months back when some people were complaining about the new GM and how he was choosing to build and how we couldn't keep favors or hayward. well half of that is complete, yet I haven't seen those complainers coming on here to admit that they were wrong. Obviously hayward could still leave, but this is a good sign so far.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Favors is good, but not worth this contract. This is a Kirilenko or Ostertag type contract. Not good.

Utah Valley Guy
Springville, UT

Favors is worth every penny even IF (big IF) ALL he does on offense is rebound. Defense wins championships, and Favors doesn't need to be Karl Malone if we can build a solid defense around him and he gets rebounds.

Also, team chemistry is far more important than most people realize, and I'm very happy with the way this team is shaping up. The Jazz are obviously recruiting WINNERS WITH CHARACTER! That's exciting.

louisiana jazz man
Dubach, LA

millsap was making 600.000 and they offered him 1 mil. and favors is worth 12? and he hasen't proved anything yet. and he won't have to he alredy got the money. now he can wait 3 years to play for a new contract. almost as bad as kirlinko's contract. mind boggling they would pay him that much before he is even a starter and hasen't done much in the past against 2nd units

slcjimmy
SLC, UT

Favors has major game...Period! Love his attitude when he plays. No one is better is his mindset. Jazz need more players like this! You'll never see him act like players such as Cousins on or off the court. Congrats to D-Fav on the extension.

Osgrath
Provo, UT

I never knew that the analyst from Louisiana was so well-connected that he knows better than the people who work with Favors as coaches and administrators how much he is worth.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

To all the people here who thinks this is an AK type contract...did you honestly think...AK didnt deserve that contract the way he played before he even signed that contract?....the guy was the ultimate utility player before he got injured...getting 2-5 blks 2-5 stls a game...he got in the all-star...if he was healthy after the contract was signed...he would have been worth it...we don't know what the future holds to be honest...but players like Larry Sanders, DeAndre Jordan and Jevale Mcgee gets huge paydays...i think we got a bargain with Favors...if he lives up to the hype in two years....he'll be commanding max contract after his 4 year tenure....

@Brahmabull

comparing Ostertag to Favors is just too bad of a comparison...Ostertag never worked...Favors is a workhorse...that alone...deserves him the pay....

@louisiana Jazz man

I understand your sentiments...but...let's face it...Millsap is a 6th man...and gets overpowered by bigger PF...Millsap is Good...but the defense Favors bring is better...

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