If Jazz traded Favors, it would help him and Gobert

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  • OrlandoJazzFan Winter Springs, FL
    Dec. 6, 2017 8:37 a.m.

    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.

  • md Cache, UT
    Dec. 5, 2017 8:46 p.m.

    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.Bo Las Vegas, NV
    Dec. 5, 2017 5:26 p.m.

    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.

  • JazzMan Centerville, UT
    Dec. 5, 2017 5:17 p.m.

    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.

  • kranny utah, UT
    Dec. 5, 2017 3:43 p.m.

    A better question is, would it help the team. I don't see how.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Dec. 5, 2017 10:38 a.m.

    @ p e RICHFIELD, UT
    The 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 Andy
    Good 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?

  • p e RICHFIELD, UT
    Dec. 5, 2017 8:47 a.m.

    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 rumors.

  • GoRed Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 5, 2017 8:38 a.m.

    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).

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Dec. 5, 2017 8:35 a.m.

    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.

  • cyruszuo LAKE FOREST, CA
    Dec. 5, 2017 8:20 a.m.

    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 Net
    This year? +10.7 Net

    Meanwhile, with Rubio on the court the Jazz are -13.7 Net.
    Without Rubio? +30.3 Net

    The 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 sense.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Dec. 5, 2017 5:45 a.m.

    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.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Dec. 5, 2017 4:29 a.m.

    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.