Jazz Officially Announce Derrick Favors Signing

Nov 25, 2020, 10:39 AM
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Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder talks with forward Derrick Favors (15) as the Utah Jazz and the Perth Wildcats play in an exhibition basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Scott Winterton, Deseret News)
(Scott Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz have officially signed Derrick Favors. The two sides agreed to a deal to bring the former Jazzman back to Utah on Friday night shortly after free agency opened, but didn’t make the deal officially until Wednesday.

“Since he joined the Jazz originally during the 2010-11 season, Derrick Favors was an important part of the franchise and community,” Jazz Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Dennis Lindsey said in the release. “We jumped at the chance to bring him back. His toughness, physicality and selflessness are key reasons he’s had such success in this league and we’re excited about what he brings to our team.”

Favors was a member of the Jazz from 2010-2019 when he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans to clear financial space to sign forward Bojan Bogdanovic.

Though the doesn’t release officially contract details, Favors is believed to have signed with the team for three years using the Mid-Level Exception. The final season of Favors three-year $27 million deal is a player option.

During Favors lone season in New Orleans, he averaged  9.0 points, a career-high 9.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 24 per game.

The Jazz welcomed Favors back to Utah on Twitter with a video honoring the former fan favorite.

The Jazz announced the signing of guard Jordan Clarkson on Tuesday.

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