Keep Favors!!! The issue with the scoring at the start of the game is not
Favors/Gobert combo... Its the Favors/Gobert/Rubio trio. If you want to solve
it - bench or trade Rubio. He is majorly turnover prone and can't hit the
broad side of a barn shooting. We should try starting Rubio on the bench with
Neto or Mitchell at the point before we end the Favors/Gobert experiment.
Keep Favors. He is one of the few players that actually want to be in Utah. He
has been injured frequently, but he looks like a beast this year.
Mr. Rock may not be too far off. If The Jazz cannot sign Favors to an extension
before the trade deadline, their best option may be to trade him--as painful as
that may be since Favors has played so well recently. With no contract
extension, Favors is likely gone as an unrestricted free agent at the end season
with nothing in return to the Jazz. Remember Gordon Hayward.
Yes, possibly it "might" be better for Favors and Gobert, but it would
not be better for the Utah Jazz and I think that is the point of having a team.
Who do you think you're going to get in return? We seem pretty
off at point guard and center right now. Antokounmpo? George? Aldridge?
B.Simmons? No! You start looking at C.Anthony, M.Turner T. Gibson I
think you'd be better off keeping Favors. Hey I know, we trade
for the injured hayward just to make him mad.
A better question is, would it help the team. I don't see how.
@ p e RICHFIELD, UTThe only reason I agreed with the gist of the article
was that Derrick becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer, and I
don't think that the Jazz will match what some other team is sure to offer.
I don't see them signing him long term during the season either, since they
probably want to see first if he can go a full season without more back
problems.@ Little AndyGood call on where Favors might go. The Cavs
definitely could use Favors, since Kevin Love, like Favors, is a PF who can play
center. Love, like Favors, would rather play PF, so they could switch off or
whatever to keep both relatively healthy. Thing is, what could the Cavs offer
the Jazz in return?
Can't disagree more with Rock. If anyone besides Rock wonders, this last
stretch shows one undeniable reason why we should keep Derrick Favors. But
further, Doesn't anyone remember when the Spurs won titles with David
Robinson and Tim Duncan? Most teams that are having success now have at least
two good bigs and Favors is easily the 2nd best big we have plus he is still
young enough to be part of the long term process for us. What Mr. Rock
doesn't realize in thinking we can do without him is that he is now healthy
for the first time in a long while and that performances like he has had
recently will be more frequent if we play him. In spite of Rudy Gobert's
amazing talents, Derrick Favors has shown that there won't be much of a
drop off when we rest Gobert. So let's keep the ability to rest him and
use it often.I believe in Coach Snyder's ability to make the most of
this roster, we need Derrick Favors for more than just depth, and this is as
close to the Yankees as we will get. Why do people always want to shake things
up at the first sign of potential problems when they can be overcome and when
long term stability has been a proven winner?Do not start the trade
I think trading Favors would be a big mistake. As good as Gobert is, if and
when he gets injured, the Jazz would have absolutely no one to step in. And it
is very hard to replace good big men. Who else would they trade him for? Why
would they want to train another big man who most likely would not have
Favors' skillset?Keep Favors (if they can afford him).
Rumors of trading D-Fav have gone on for years but they never turn into
anything. I think its a case that nobody is willing to give up something
approaching full value to sign a player with the history of injury that D-Fav
has. I would continue to work on the rotation issue rather than a trade.
This analysis doesn't use data, just feelings, which leaves it short of the
rim.The stats are clear that Rubio is the issue.Everyone talks about
Favors and Gobert not playing well together, but that isn't supported by
the data.Together last year Gobert and Favors were a +4.2 NetThis year? +10.7 NetMeanwhile, with Rubio on the court the Jazz
are -13.7 Net. Without Rubio? +30.3 NetThe Jazz desperately
need to sign Favors to a long term deal! Trading him is a huge, miss the
playoffs mistake.Rubio needs to come out of the starting 5, Mitchell or
Neto should start at PG. Trading Rubio is the only trade that makes statistical
I think that the Jazz will end up trading Favors this year, and that will be a
sad day for me. I only watch basketball for the pleasure of it, and the Jazz are
often at their best when he is part of the highlight reel. When Favors is
healthy and involved in the action, he is just an amazing PF/C. Just ask Anthony
Davis of the Pelicans. IMO, if the Jazz do trade him, they will be lucky to get
close to his value as an individual player, but may get someone who eventually
is more productive in the starting lineup.
Hate to lose Favors but Brad might be right. One thing about this last few weeks
he has improved his stock to the highest point. Dec 15th starts the first big
movement in trades. Lindsey was pure correct in keeping Oneal over Bolomboy so I
think he will do ok in deciding what to do with Favors. Cavs might be the best
place for both them and Favors. Best chance for a ring too.