Favors 3yr/27M


Catchall

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True. The stats may not bear it out, but I just remember so many slow starts with the Fav/Rudy starting lineup. I am curious to watch the Conley/Clarkson/Ingles/Niang/Favors bench squad though. If they're hitting 3s at just an average rate they could probably blow out just about every other bench unit.

The Jazz need a low-usage, athletic, defensive 4. Right now, the options are Royce O'Neale (who really should guard 2s and 3s), Favors (who makes the Jazz really big), or one of the young guys Morgan or Brantley (who aren't ready yet). If the Jazz had a guy like OG Anunoby, then yeah, play that guy, but we don't.
 


LogGrad98

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Locke said on his pod today that Favors would be starting...and him and Mike would leave the floor early and run the bench unit with Ingles. I hope we don't start Fav/Rudy again and he just misspoke...
Let's see, starting favs and Rudy wasn't good. Starting Conley over Ingles was flat out bad. So starting favs Rudy and Conley should be, awesome! Right? Awesome! ****ING AWESOME ************!!!

 

Catchall

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I'm just realizing that Favors is a better fit to play off of Mike Conley than Rudy is. Bringing Favors back should help Mike play more of the same role he did in Memphis.
 

NUMBERICA

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Let's see, starting favs and Rudy wasn't good. Starting Conley over Ingles was flat out bad. So starting favs Rudy and Conley should be, awesome! Right? Awesome! ****ING AWESOME ************!!!

I guess the way to solving a problem is by doubling down on the factors that create them, THEN multiplying it by itself. Multiplying negative integers yields a positive product, right?

Seems legit.
 

One Brow

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It doesn't really matter if he starts or not. What are we expecting out of Favors, for him to not play PF at all? Maybe, but that means we just spent our full MLE and $30M for 12-16 minutes a night.

Favors+Gobert has been ugly, but always successful in the regular season. It's the playoffs where it will cease to exist.
Except against the Lakers, where it will be the best chance we have.
 

Matthew Thomas Castleton

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I love Faves and am glad to have him back.

But why in the hell did we draft Udoka at #27 again?
Here's my thinking. What if they resigned Favors to start him @ Power Forward? He and Gobert @ Center seemed to be a pretty dominant defensive Front Court. Yes, they bogged down offensively, but I think that was more a product of the Jazz lacking perimeter shooting (Ricky Rubio) than it was those two not being able to co-exist. The Jazz now have tons of perimeter shooting (Conley, Mitchell, Bogdanovic, Clarkson, O'Neale, and Ingles) to negate the lack of perimeter shooting from Favors. The Jazz then drafted Azubuike to replace Tony Bradley's minutes and resigned Favors to improve the their overall defense (and move Bogdanovic to SF+Ingles to the bench), which struggled last year w/out Gobert on the floor. I like this depth chart:

PG: Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Elijah Hughes
SG: Donovan Mitchell, Royce O'Neale, Miye Oni
SF: Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles, Juwan Morgan
PF: Derrick Favors, Georges Niang, Juwan Morgan
C: Rudy Gobert, Udoka Azubuike, Derrick Favors
 

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