Utah Jazz Honor Derrick Favors With Tribute Video

Oct 20, 2021, 8:42 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 – The Utah Jazz paid tribute to Derrick Favors during the team’s season-opening game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Jazz hosted the Thunder at Vivint Arena on Wednesday, October 20.

Utah played a video of Favors highlights in between the first and second quarters of the game.

After the video, the former Jazzman waved to the crowd.

Favors started the game for the Thunder. Before walking onto the court for the opening tip-off, Favors embraced Jazz head coach Quin Snyder on the sidelined.

About Derrick Favors

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 Thunder vs. Jazz game is televised on AT&T Sports Net and NBA League Pass. Streaming is available on DirecTV Stream and fuboTV. Fans can listen to the game on The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM & 1280 AM) and KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM and 1160 AM).

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