@water rocket"This has been, by far, Favor's best
season"I suggest you check his stats for 2014-2015 and
2015-2016, when they Jazz considered him a near All-Star.@mdp"I like Favors- the Jazz need rebounders with hands of steel,
something Gobert sorely lacks."I seriously wonder what games
you've watched. Gobert is a pick-and-roll monster, catching passes that are
all over the place and putting them through the hoop as layups, tips,
catch-and-dunks...@Little Andy"I believe him when he
says he does not know what he will do. And when he decides I am sure it will be
before July 4th."Unlikely. The timing of signings is a function
of where a free-agent is on the pecking order. The big names have to sign and
then the dominoes fall.@Holy-Schamoly-What Baloney"Did I read this right, he got paid $12 million for a season where they
wouldn't publish his free throw stats?"AB made $10mFavors free throwsCareer - .663This year - .653Best year - .709. Karl Malone: Career - .742Best year
- .797Malone took more than three times as many free throws.
Derrick averages 3.3 per game, Malone 8.94. If Favors had Malone's %,
he'd score .261 points more per game.
If every fan was like VeraLouise of Sandy, Utah, what a world this would be.
John Milton "On his Blindness" said it best. "They also serve who
only stand and wait". And on Mother's Day to boot. Thanks Moms.
Nurturing is next to Godliness.
I said this here before; Favors is a great fit for us. I would pay his money
and be happy about it. I like Exum, too, but if a choice has to be made, I
believe Favors' skill set is essential to our success. He is still young.
He not only proved he can replace Rudy effectively, if Rudy gets hurt, but that
he can play with Rudy and, he even became a more effective mid-range shooter.
Can't ask for more than that and I believe our twin towers will get better
together next year with added experience. The X factor for me is the obvious
ability of our coach and his staff. Here's hoping the Jazz will do what it
takes to give this group of players at least another year to show the effects of
that coaching and the chemistry and talent they have developed.
I like Favors- the Jazz need rebounders with hands of steel, something Gobert
Did I read this right, he got paid $12 million for a season where they
wouldn't publish his free throw stats? How many times would an extra 4 or
5 points from the line have made a huge difference in the outcome of the game?
It shouldn't be too much to ask a player making that kind of money, as
well as Gobert, to improve sharply in that area; other teams seem to knock them
down without any problem, but not the Jazz. That would be pivotal in the Jazz
improving their position in the league. (Remember when Frank Layden was all
over Karl Malone for not being able to shoot free throws? Malone decided to
learn how to shoot them and it made a tremendous difference in Utah's
Jazz will have a strong position this summer in free agency.Many
teams have recently overspent, and without exception each team that made it to
the playoffs are up against the salary cap or exceeded it already.Last year George Hill bolted for a big paycheck and his wallet got fatter but
when he landed with the Kings he found himself in a negative playing situation.
It seems the money was worth more than the environment. He was fortunate in
that he got bounced from there and now is able to dribble once or twice each
quarter before passing to LeBron on the big stage.Favors due to the
economic situation in the league may not get huge money offers he is seeking so
the Jazz should be able to keep him for a reasonable amount should they
chooseHere is hoping they choose to keep him.
Good luck to you, Derrick, whatever you decide to do. I agree with your
assessment that you are more effective closer to the basket. I am also glad that
the Jazz decided not to trade you this year. It was a fun year for this fan, and
you were an integral part of this successful season.
I believe him when he says he does not know what he will do. And when he decides
I am sure it will be before July 4th.. I would like to see him back. Why spend
money on a unknown free agent when we got a pretty good one already. Whatever he
decides good luck to him.
This has been, by far, Favor's best season. His oft injured
pastdidn't stop him from stepping up his game in a contract year. I was
one those thrilled when the Jazz obtained Favors, but have been disappointed in
him, until this year. For those with short memories, Favors was the subject of
trade talk up to the trade deadline this year. Personally, I am glad the Jazz
didn't trade Favors, and hope he resigns with the Jazz, and considering how
he has commented that this year was a fun one for him, I expect him to resign
with the Jazz, but the dollar signs may be bigger elsewhere. The key for long
term success for the Jazz is to have unselfish players, willing to sacrifice
some higher pay to be on a future championship team. Will Favors stick with a
team capable of bigger things in the future, or will he jump ship of more money?
Just how much money is enough any way?
Favors is a class act. I hope he can work out a deal with the Jazz and he
sticks around. He is a great competitor and contributes so much to the team.
I so hope we can keep Favors....however! Pleeeeze don't boo him if he
decides to sign on with Atlanta, his home town. It would make sense. But it
sounds like he would like to return to the Jazz. I hope it will work out for
him, however it plays out. He is a good guy! We LOVE good guys! But when (if)
it is time to move on, bless him with the decision. I just wish we could keep
everybody, but then that is what I do. Loved our Jazzboys, who didn't get
swept--that's all I asked for. Can't wait for the next season to get
going! Having major withdrawals!
D-Fav is certainly handling free agency better than a certain player whose
name-will-not-be-uttered. If D-Fav decides to leave I suspect he will still
receive a warm welcome in Salt Lake City whenever he comes to town.