Extend Favors. 3y-45mil

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  1. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Well, Favors is under contract next season already. Sign the max guy this year and then sign a bigger extension with Favors. You can go over to re-sign your guys.
     

  2. campaignist

    campaignist Well-Known Member

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    I've started to think that the Golden State model could work for Utah if it's tweaked to our roster.

    Their defense, and offense, to a degree starts inside with whatever C they use and Draymond Green. that frees up the offense 1-4
    to bomb away. The overall league trend is to build outside first-with Rudy and Favors, maybe Utah should build inside out.

    This would mean keeping Rudy and Derrick, but upgrading a lot 1-3 on offense. So a Middleton/Mitchell/Conley-esque route. You shut teams down on the inside, then kill them on defense from SF/SG/PG and the bench. This puts Ingles, Exum, Neto, etc. on the bench so they can be more effective.

    This model improves consistency all 48 minutes. A huge problem has been the offense dipping randomly in the middle of games-you solve this and that means a 3rd seed at least. There is enough cap flexibility to do this.
     
  3. hgb

    hgb Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I always felt Favors going to the FT line was a guaranteed 1/2, but since... quite a while, he's been amazingly consistent.
    Apart from a miserable November, his FT% stayed around the regular 70% until February, when he suddenly found out what he'd been doing wrong all along and popped up to 80%, and in March he's at 92.9%.
     
  4. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Wow this is shocking to me. Thanks for the research/data


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  5. TheStormofWar

    TheStormofWar Well-Known Member

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    Good thoughts there, but it does simply highlight Utah's lack of a three consistent shooters when Rubio is playing.

    Utah has enough depth as is 2 thru 4 to do this, and tweaks to allow slotting a small ball four as necessary. Utah needs to address the PG either by moving DM to the starting PG and adding a SG or upgrading the PG. But yeah, there'll be enough cap to do this.
     
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  6. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    he's frankly having the best stretch of his career, and he's playing with a ton of confidence. he finally seems properly healthy out there.

    If we can't get a Tobias, ideally you'd bring in a Bjelica or a Tolliver to bring us even more shooting at the 4.

    Man o man, I wish he developed a reliable corner 3.

    But-- I think I'm at the point where I'd rather spend big money upgrading at the 1/2 than the 4. Bring us Jrue.
     
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  7. The Jazz Wonderbra

    The Jazz Wonderbra Well-Known Member

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    Favors is non-guaranteed for next year. Also, with Jim on the books we cant afford a max guy unless we drop Rubio, trade others, and we have to make that decision BEFORE we get the FA to commit. So... simply letting favors and Rubio go is the easiest path to financial flexibility necessary to get a max salary fa.

    We cant have our cake and eat it too because once he is let go, he likely will sign elsewhere.
     
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  8. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Reading through Lowes 10 things he posted a bunch about Ingles and Favors duo. The stat that he posted that jumped out to me though is that Favors is leading the NBA in rim protection. "Opponents have hit just 48.6 percent of their shots at the rim with Favors nearby, the lowest such figure among 151 players who challenge at least two such shots per game."

    It is pretty impressive what he is doing this year. I wish he could get more playing time. I also wish we would play with a 3 players that could shoot so Favors and Gobert could play more at the end of games.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26173297/10-things-like-including-chris-paul-swagger
     
  9. prodigy

    prodigy Well-Known Member

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    Rudy and DFav so underrated in this era of offense. But every year defensively they are studs. Nice to see a national writer highlight DFavs play this year.
     
  10. Zombie

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    Favors continues to straight beast on teams. Truly one of the most under rated players in the league.
     
  11. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I've gone back and forth on keeping him because of this. I wish we would have known Ricky's shooting last year wasn't real and tried a different arrangement. I think Favs/Rudy works fine if there is one more shooter/driver on the floor in Ricky's spot. Wouldn't be our best lineup but Crowder/Royce can provide the stretch 4 minutes and having Favs out there as the backup big is awesome.
     
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  12. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    I'm still firmly in the "Keep Favors" camp. I've liked him from day one, love his attitude, work ethic, and cryptic tweets. He's a good dude, great teammate, and beast on the floor many times. He gets overlooked as to the impact he makes, he's in all the trade rumors, and he still brings it. Love Favors and want him here until he retires.
     

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