Analysis: How Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert are defying the NBA norm

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  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    March 15, 2018 4:04 p.m.

    It has been said that because Favors seems to be more of a center there wont be to great of a market for him. Jazz should sign him to a good front loaded contract and keep him. They sure wont find much better free agent than him.

  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    March 14, 2018 11:44 p.m.

    Favors is just such a classy guy. He is my favorite Jazz man. I hope he stays for another ten years.

  • SWWeatherGuy South Weber, UT
    March 14, 2018 2:53 p.m.

    I don't believe I've ever heard Favors hint of wanting to leave, I think Utah has been a great fit for him from the beginning. I know the Miller family thinks the world of him. I guess differences in contract wants may ultimately determine if he stays but I agree, anyone paying attention (with a good head on their shoulders) must like what's happening with the JAZZ. I have to eat a little crow since I could not see Favors and Gobert working together on the offensive end of the floor but they've figured it out. I'm glad, too, I've always liked Favors for the type of player-person he his. It seems the JAZZ are now stock-full of the same type personalities/attitudes and it's a rare and beautiful thing.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    March 13, 2018 4:43 p.m.

    It has taken a while to get Favors to this level of play, especially with the "injuries". Having him in a contract year has added urgency and purpose to his game, With all this, winning is a whole lot more fun than anything else, and where the Jazz are playing at an elite level, with all the parts clicking together like they are, it would be hard for Favors to want to leave. All NBA players want a championship, and if this group stays together, it could happen real soon! It wouldn't surprise me if some of the more elite players in the league don't start looking to come play for the Jazz. With the Jazz playing unselfishly, and with the rise of Mitchel, and the improved play of Rubio, (along with some of the other players), this may be a special team for years to come.