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Derrick Favors

26-Year-Old       Utah Jazz

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

9.5

REB

6.1

AST

1.1

STL

0.9

BLK

0.8

2017-18 NBA Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Favors participated in just 50 games during the 2016-17 campaign while dealing with a left knee bruise for the majority of the season. As a result, he also saw a smaller workload than weíre typically used to from the 26-year-old, averaging just 23.7 minutes per game. In thos...

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HT: 6' 10"   WT: 265 lbs   DOB: 7/15/1991  College: Georgia Tech   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #3 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $49 million contract extension with the Jazz in October of 2013.

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Favors (back) registered three points (1-1 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and one block over 11 minutes during Thursday's 115-104 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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Derrick Favors NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 18 NJ 56 19.5 6.3 5.3 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.0 51.1 61.2 1.0 2.3 3.1 0.0 0.0 2.5 4.9 1.3 2.1
2010-11 18 UTA 22 20.2 8.2 5.2 0.8 0.5 1.2 0.0 52.9 56.1 1.0 2.0 3.2 0.0 0.0 3.4 6.4 1.5 2.6
2010-11 18 NJ/UTA 78 19.7 6.8 5.3 0.5 0.4 0.9 0.0 51.7 59.5 1.0 2.2 3.1 0.0 0.0 2.8 5.3 1.3 2.2
2011-12 19 UTA 65 21.2 8.8 6.5 0.7 0.6 1.0 0.0 49.9 64.9 1.6 2.4 4.1 0.0 0.0 3.4 6.8 1.9 3.0
2012-13 20 UTA 77 23.2 9.4 7.1 1.0 0.9 1.7 0.0 48.2 68.8 1.7 2.4 4.7 0.1 0.0 3.6 7.4 2.3 3.4
2013-14 21 UTA 73 30.2 13.3 8.7 1.2 1.0 1.5 0.0 52.2 66.9 1.8 2.7 6.0 0.0 0.0 5.3 10.2 2.6 3.9
2014-15 22 UTA 74 30.8 16.0 8.2 1.5 0.8 1.7 0.0 52.5 66.9 1.6 2.6 5.6 0.1 16.7 6.5 12.4 3.0 4.5
2015-16 23 UTA 62 32.0 16.4 8.1 1.5 1.2 1.5 0.0 51.5 70.9 1.7 2.7 5.4 0.1 0.0 6.7 13.1 2.9 4.1
2016-17 24 UTA 50 23.7 9.5 6.1 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.1 48.7 61.5 1.2 1.8 4.3 0.2 30.0 4.1 8.3 1.3 2.2
2017-18 Projections 26 UTA 70 30.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Derrick Favors

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2016-17 NBA Game Log   Derrick Favors
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the stat averages.
Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 8 GSW 95-121 12 6 3 0 0 1 0 2 5 2 2 0 0 0 3 0
May 6 GSW 91-102 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
May 4 @GSW 115-104 11 3 5 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 4 0
May 2 @GSW 106-94 12 4 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
Apr 30 @LAC 91-104 30 17 11 3 1 0 0 8 11 1 2 0 0 4 7 6
Apr 28 LAC 93-98 15 2 7 2 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
Apr 25 @LAC 92-96 12 4 2 0 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Apr 23 LAC 105-98 24 17 6 1 2 0 0 7 10 3 6 0 0 1 5 0
Apr 21 LAC 106-111 38 2 6 2 1 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 1 5 5
Apr 18 @LAC 99-91 33 13 7 0 0 1 0 5 7 3 5 0 0 1 6 2
Apr 15 @LAC 95-97 32 15 6 2 0 1 2 7 10 1 4 0 0 2 4 4
Apr 12 SAS 101-97 21 8 5 3 3 0 4 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Apr 10 @GSW 99-105 Did Not Play
Apr 8 @POR 101-86 14 6 3 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 1 0 1 3 0 1
Apr 7 MIN 120-113 17 13 5 1 1 0 0 6 9 1 2 0 0 4 1 5
Apr 4 POR 106-87 Did Not Play
Apr 2 @SAS 109-103 Did Not Play
Mar 31 WAS 95-88 Did Not Play
Mar 29 @SAC 82-112 Did Not Play
Mar 27 NOP 108-100 Did Not Play
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Mar 25 @LAC 108-95 Did Not Play
Mar 22 NYK 108-101 Did Not Play
Mar 20 @IND 107-100 Did Not Play
Mar 18 @CHI 95-86 Did Not Play
Mar 16 @CLE 91-83 Did Not Play
Mar 15 @DET 83-97 Did Not Play
Mar 13 LAC 114-108 Did Not Play
Mar 11 @OKC 112-104 Did Not Play
Mar 8 @HOU 108-115 Did Not Play
Mar 6 NOP 88-83 32 7 4 1 1 0 1 3 10 1 2 0 0 1 3 0
Mar 5 @SAC 109-110 26 9 2 2 0 0 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mar 3 BKN 112-97 34 19 12 3 1 0 1 8 9 2 3 1 1 1 11 4
Mar 1 MIN 80-107 27 10 12 0 1 1 2 5 13 0 0 0 0 8 4 4
Feb 28 @OKC 109-106 27 8 5 2 0 0 0 4 9 0 2 0 0 2 3 1
Feb 26 @WAS 92-102 24 10 6 0 1 4 2 5 9 0 0 0 0 3 3 3
Feb 24 @MIL 95-109 26 19 7 2 0 2 2 9 14 1 1 0 0 2 5 1
Feb 15 POR 111-88 26 2 6 1 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
Feb 13 LAC 72-88 24 13 3 1 2 2 0 5 11 3 6 0 0 1 2 2
Feb 11 BOS 104-112 26 6 6 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Feb 9 @DAL 112-105 33 6 10 2 2 0 0 2 9 2 3 0 0 5 5 4
Feb 8 @NOP 94-127 25 12 7 2 1 0 2 5 7 2 2 0 1 2 5 3
Feb 6 @ATL 95-120 26 20 10 1 3 2 1 10 12 0 0 0 1 3 7 2
Feb 4 CHA 105-98 10 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Feb 1 MIL 104-88 Did Not Play
Jan 28 MEM 95-102 Did Not Play
Jan 26 LAL 96-88 22 8 6 3 0 0 1 3 9 2 2 0 0 2 4 2
Jan 24 @DEN 103-93 25 18 5 1 1 1 0 8 11 2 2 0 0 3 2 2
Jan 23 OKC 95-97 27 10 10 0 2 0 2 5 12 0 0 0 1 4 6 3
Jan 21 IND 109-100 24 8 7 3 1 1 3 3 7 2 4 0 0 2 5 1
Jan 20 @DAL 107-112 26 5 4 0 0 1 2 2 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 4
Jan 16 @PHO 101-106 24 11 4 1 1 1 1 5 11 1 3 0 0 3 1 1
Jan 14 ORL 114-107 32 17 6 1 0 0 3 7 12 3 3 0 0 1 5 1
Jan 13 DET 110-77 27 9 9 1 1 1 0 4 10 1 3 0 0 2 7 1
Jan 10 CLE 100-92 25 12 5 2 1 1 1 5 10 2 4 0 0 1 4 4
Jan 8 @MEM 88-79 25 4 3 1 1 0 3 2 7 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
Jan 7 @MIN 92-94 34 15 6 1 3 2 0 7 12 0 0 1 2 0 6 2
Jan 5 @TOR 101-93 26 9 8 1 1 0 3 4 10 1 2 0 0 1 7 1
Jan 3 @BOS 115-104 29 12 6 7 0 0 1 5 10 2 2 0 0 2 4 4
Jan 2 @BKN 89-101 18 6 3 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Dec 31 PHO 91-86 24 9 8 3 0 1 2 4 8 1 4 0 0 2 6 0
Dec 29 PHI 100-83 25 4 12 1 0 1 3 1 7 2 4 0 0 4 8 3
Dec 27 @LAL 100-102 22 8 6 1 1 0 1 2 5 4 4 0 0 4 2 3
Dec 23 TOR 98-104 15 6 7 0 0 1 1 2 8 2 2 0 0 2 5 4
Dec 21 SAC 93-94 16 4 4 0 1 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Dec 20 @GSW 104-74 Did Not Play
Dec 18 @MEM 73-82 14 5 1 0 0 4 0 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
Dec 16 DAL 103-100 14 7 2 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 0 0 1 1 2
Dec 14 OKC 109-89 13 4 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 4 3
Dec 10 SAC 104-84 Did Not Play
Dec 8 GSW 99-106 Did Not Play
Dec 6 PHO 112-105 Did Not Play
Dec 5 @LAL 101-107 Did Not Play
Dec 3 DEN 105-98 Did Not Play
Dec 1 MIA 110-111 Did Not Play
Nov 29 HOU 120-101 Did Not Play
Nov 28 @MIN 103-112 Did Not Play
Nov 25 ATL 95-68 Did Not Play
Nov 23 DEN 108-83 Did Not Play
Nov 20 @DEN 105-91 Did Not Play
Nov 19 @HOU 111-102 Did Not Play
Nov 17 CHI 77-85 Did Not Play
Nov 14 MEM 96-102 21 6 2 0 2 0 1 2 6 2 2 0 0 0 2 3
Nov 12 @MIA 91-102 6 6 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nov 11 @ORL 74-87 36 18 9 1 3 2 3 7 14 3 4 1 1 0 9 1
Nov 9 @CHA 104-98 35 16 10 0 0 2 0 8 12 0 0 0 1 2 8 3
Nov 7 @PHI 84-109 29 16 14 1 1 3 1 6 11 4 8 0 0 3 11 3
Nov 6 @NYK 109-114 27 13 6 0 0 0 2 6 10 1 3 0 0 3 3 5
Nov 4 SAS 86-100 27 6 7 0 2 1 1 3 13 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
Nov 2 DAL 97-81 23 8 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 2 4 0 0 0 1 3
Nov 1 @SAS 91-106 16 6 3 3 0 1 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Oct 30 @LAC 88-75 23 5 11 0 1 0 0 1 8 3 4 0 0 1 10 2
Oct 28 LAL 96-89 20 15 8 2 2 2 5 4 7 7 11 0 0 4 4 3
Oct 25 @POR 113-104 Did Not Play

Derrick Favors – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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5.  Eric Griffin

6.  Royce O'Neale

7.  Joel Bolomboy

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True Shooting Percentage

51.2%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Derrick Favors had a true shooting percentage of 51.2%.

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Derrick Favors NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 18 NJ 56 36.0 11.6 9.8 0.7 0.6 1.3 0.0 51.1 61.2 1.8 4.2 5.6 0.0 0.0 4.7 9.1 2.3 3.8
2010-11 18 UTA 22 36.0 14.6 9.3 1.5 0.9 2.2 0.0 52.9 56.1 1.7 3.6 5.7 0.0 0.0 6.0 11.4 2.6 4.6
2010-11 18 NJ/UTA 78 36.0 12.5 9.7 0.9 0.7 1.6 0.0 51.7 59.5 1.8 4.0 5.7 0.0 0.0 5.0 9.8 2.4 4.1
2011-12 19 UTA 65 36.0 14.9 11.1 1.1 1.0 1.7 0.0 49.9 64.9 2.7 4.1 7.0 0.0 0.0 5.8 11.6 3.3 5.1
2012-13 20 UTA 77 36.0 14.6 11.0 1.5 1.3 2.6 0.0 48.2 68.8 2.6 3.7 7.3 0.1 0.0 5.5 11.4 3.6 5.2
2013-14 21 UTA 73 36.0 15.9 10.4 1.5 1.2 1.8 0.0 52.2 66.9 2.1 3.3 7.2 0.0 0.0 6.4 12.2 3.1 4.6
2014-15 22 UTA 74 36.0 18.7 9.6 1.8 0.9 1.9 0.0 52.5 66.9 1.9 3.1 6.5 0.1 16.7 7.6 14.5 3.5 5.2
2015-16 23 UTA 62 36.0 18.4 9.1 1.7 1.3 1.7 0.0 51.5 70.9 1.9 3.1 6.1 0.1 0.0 7.6 14.7 3.3 4.6
2016-17 24 UTA 50 36.0 14.4 9.3 1.7 1.4 1.2 0.1 48.7 61.5 1.8 2.8 6.5 0.3 30.0 6.2 12.7 2.0 3.3
2017-18 Projections 26 UTA 70 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Derrick Favors

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Derrick Favors NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 18 NJ 56 1091 353 297 21 18 40 0 51.1 61.2 56 126 171 0 0.0 141 276 71 116
2010-11 18 UTA 22 444 180 115 18 11 27 0 52.9 56.1 21 45 70 0 0.0 74 140 32 57
2010-11 18 NJ/UTA 78 1535 533 412 39 29 67 0 51.7 59.5 77 171 241 0 0.0 215 416 103 173
2011-12 19 UTA 65 1376 570 425 43 38 65 0 49.9 64.9 103 158 267 0 0.0 222 445 126 194
2012-13 20 UTA 77 1787 727 546 75 67 130 0 48.2 68.8 129 184 362 5 0.0 274 568 179 260
2013-14 21 UTA 73 2201 970 637 91 75 108 0 52.2 66.9 129 199 438 1 0.0 390 747 190 284
2014-15 22 UTA 74 2280 1187 607 112 60 123 1 52.5 66.9 121 196 411 6 16.7 482 918 222 332
2015-16 23 UTA 62 1983 1016 503 94 74 91 0 51.5 70.9 104 169 334 4 0.0 418 811 180 254
2016-17 24 UTA 50 1186 476 305 56 45 40 3 48.7 61.5 60 92 213 10 30.0 203 417 67 109
2017-18 Projections 26 UTA 70 2107 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Derrick Favors

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Derrick Favors NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2010-11 18 NJ 56 19.5 54.0 51.1 5.2 13.9 0.4 8.8
2010-11 18 UTA 22 20.2 54.5 52.9 8.8 10.3 0.9 10.9
2010-11 18 NJ/UTA 78 19.7 54.2 51.7 6.4 12.7 0.5 9.4
2011-12 19 UTA 65 21.2 53.7 49.9 6.4 15.2 0.4 11.5
2012-13 20 UTA 77 23.2 53.3 48.2 8.5 14.6 0.6 13.5
2013-14 21 UTA 73 30.2 55.6 52.2 8.3 11.8 0.7 17.8
2014-15 22 UTA 74 30.8 55.8 52.6 8.6 9.3 0.9 19.2
2015-16 23 UTA 62 32.0 55.1 51.5 8.4 9.3 0.9 19.5
2016-17 24 UTA 50 23.7 51.2 49.0 9.6 10.3 0.9 12.1
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Favors (back) will play in Tuesday's Game 1 matchup against the Warriors, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

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Favors (back) is expected to play in Tuesday's Game 1 against the Warriors, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

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Favors sat out Monday's practice with lower back soreness and is considered questionable for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Warriors, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

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Favors finished with 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 30 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 win over the Clippers in Game 7.

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Favors produced two points (1-6 FG), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 15 minutes Friday in a 98-93 loss to the Clippers in Game 6 of the series.

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Favors scored 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-6 FT) to go with six rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 105-98 win over the Clippers in Game 4 of the series.

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Favors will come off the bench in Sunday's Game 4 matchup with the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

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Favors provided two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal across 38 minutes in Friday's 111-106 loss to the Clippers in Game 3 of the series.

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Favors produced 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds and one block across 33 minutes during a 99-91 loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.

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Favors is expected to start at center for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

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Favors tallied 15 points (7-10 FG, 1-4 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block over 32 minutes during Saturday's 97-95 win over the Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoffs.

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Favors (knee) will play in Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.

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2016-17

Favors was able to establish a new career high by averaging 16.4 points per game and supplementing it with 8.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals per contest, but those achievements may have been overlooked since he appeared in only 62 games. The power forward succumbed to back spasms in late December that lingered for a month, casting a blight on an otherwise stellar season. Since fellow frontcourt starter Rudy Gobertís offensive repertoire is mainly limited to finishing lobs and putbacks, Favors is the Jazzís top option in post-up situations and as a finisher on the pick-and-roll. He excels at using his immense athleticism to convert on his shot opportunities, hitting better than 51 percent of his attempts in each of the last three seasons. On the defensive end, heís been able to maintain his shot-blocking prowess while avoiding the ticky-tack fouls that plagued him earlier in his career, as he hasnít been disqualified from any contest in the last two years.Though Favors has been around the league for a while, heís still just 25 years old heading into the upcoming campaign, so itís possible he still has another level he can reach. For that reason, it might be worthwhile to target Favors in the earlier rounds of drafts, as a bigger breakout could be on the horizon if the back problems donít resurface.

2015-16

Favors is entering his sixth year in the NBA after finishing up last season with arguably his best campaign of basketball for the Jazz. While averaging 31 minutes on 74 appearances, Favors accrued 16.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game under the direction of first-year coach Quin Snyder. The latter portion of the season was spent teamed up with Rudy Gobert in the frontcourt, and the two combined to form one of the most imposing rim-protecting duos in the league. This coming season shouldn't be any different as Favors seems to be in line for his third-straight season of averaging more than 30 minutes while also providing at least 13 points, eight rebounds, one assist, and one and a half blocked shots. Additionally, he only had seven games where he committed at least five fouls but showed discipline in each of those contests since he never fouled out of a single contest last season. Favors' consistency makes him a viable pick in the early goings of standard drafts, but there's also little room for improvement which will likely keep him right around the fourth to fifth round range.

2014-15

Derrick Favors is entering his fifth season in the NBA. The pride of Georgia Tech is coming off his best season in the league, as he averaged 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steal, and 1.5 blocks in 30 minutes per game last season. Despite dealing with some hip issues, the 23-year-old played and started in 73 games last season as one of Utah's most influential players. With the addition of new head coach Quin Snyder, Favors will likely start at center alongside Enes Kanter at power forward, although Favors will see time playing both positions. The early reports at the philosophy Snyder will have on offense is to surround these two big men with shooters, which may allow Favors to improve on his 1.2 assists per game from last season. On the other end of the court, Favors will remain as the defensive backbone for the Jazz and will have many opportunities to showcase his shot-blocking ability. Since moving into a starting role last season following the departures of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap in the 2013 offseason, Favors shot an impressive 52 percent from the field. However, he proved to be somewhat of a liability at the free-throw line by finishing the season at 67 percent.

2013-14

With ex-teammates Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson leaving the Jazz, Favors will finally get a chance to shine. After being selected by the Nets with the third overall pick in the 2010 draft, Favors has yet to reach his breakout season. Over the last year, he averaged 9.4 points (48 percent from the field, 69 percent from the line), 7.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.7 blocks in 23 minutes per game off the bench. His ability to produce both steals and blocks from the power forward position gives him a competitive advantage over others. Now being a top option in the Jazz lineup, Favors has the opportunity to have his breakout season. With young players teeming at the helm of each position, the Jazz are likely to experiment with different offensive strategies, which can only be beneficial for Favors. Expecting 30-plus minutes from the talented forward is not unreasonable at this point. If Favors can remain healthy for the year, he may be up for a true breakout year.

2012-13

Favors will once again have an opportunity to challenge for a starting role this season. Paul Millsap has been clogging up his development in Utah, but the Jazz remain committed to making Favors a larger part of their game plan. In nine games as a starter in 2011-12, Favors averaged 12.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He may be second fiddle to Millsap once again, but this coming season will probably be Millsapís last in Utah. Millsap is a trade candidate, and if he departs before the season ends, Favors would step into the starting power forward spot. Utah is looking toward the summer of 2013 when theyíll have lots of salary freed up. Both Al Jefferson and Millsap will be off the books. Thatís when Favorsí value really kicks in. Whether Favors will be of use early in the season will depend on how the team decides to structure their rotation during training camp. They traded for Marvin Williams, and heíll likely start at small forward. But thereís a chance the team could take a longer look at playing Millsap at small forward and running out a big lineup of Millsap, Favors, and Jefferson. They experimented with the lineup some last season. Overall, Favors is a great sleeper candidate, but the roadblocks heíll have to overcome make it hard to invest in him too early.

2011-12

Along with Devin Harris, Favors was the other part in the blockbuster trade that sent Deron Williams packing. He is a young (20) and athletic power forward who got some extra playing time toward the end of last year and boosted his averages to 8.2 points and 5.2 rebounds a game. He is likely to be the first forward off the bench for the Jazz and could show some impressive numbers for a reserve player this season.

2010-11

The 6-10 Favors averaged 12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 2.1 blocks as a freshman at Georgia Tech last season. Heís an offensive rebounding machine and an excellent finisher around the basket. Favors also lacked genuine playmakers at GT to get him the rock, so having former All-Star Devin Harris will benefit his offensive numbers. On the downside, Favors is fairly turnover-prone, and his biggest test will be his ability to hit a mid-range shot with consistency. Heíll also have healthy competition for minutes, with Joe Smith and Troy Murphy also vying for time.