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Derrick Favors Thanks Jazz, Quin Snyder, Teammates, Fans For His Experience In Utah

Sep 26, 2021, 9:03 PM

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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 – Former Jazzman and current Oklahoma City Thunder center Derrick Favors thanked the Utah Jazz, Quin Snyder, his former teammates, and Jazz Nation for his experience during his time in Utah.

Utah traded Favors to OKC in July.

Before NBA teams begin training camp in preparation for the upcoming season, Favors shared a post of gratitude on his Instagram account.

“First, I want to thank the fans for all the consistent love and support they have shown over the past decade. I also want to thank the entire Jazz organization, Coach Snyder, my teammates, and the coaching staff for shaping me, embracing me, and making my playing career so enjoyable. I have nothing but love for Utah and I will always be grateful for this experience. Thank you Jazz Nation!”

 

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Derrick Favor’s Career

After playing the first half of his rookie season with the New Jersey Nets, Favors came to the Jazz in a trade during the 2010-11 season.

The big man would go on to play the following eight-plus seasons with Utah.

After the 2018-19 season, the Jazz traded Favors to the New Orleans Pelicans.

During his first nine seasons with Utah, Favors averaged 12.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game.

Favors returned to the Jazz on a three-year deal before the 2020-21 season.

Last season, the center recorded 5.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 0.6 assists in 15.3 minutes per contest.

During his entire time with the Jazz, Favors averaged 11.4 points on 53.0 percent shooting. He also posted 7.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.3 blocks in 25.2 minutes per game.

Favors appeared in 644 games with the Jazz, including 413 starts.

The center owns career averages of 10.8 points, 7.2 boards, 1.1 assists, and 1.2 blocks.

The Jazz open the 2021-22 regular season at home against Favors and the Thunder on October 20.

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