Last season the Utah Jazz finished 38-44 and finished strong after the all star break. Players such as forward Gordon Hayward and center Rudy Gobert had career season-highs and proved to be key factors for the franchise as they lead the team to the postseason. But Utah’s arsenal would not be complete without six-year veteran Derrick Favors who, game after game, displays great talent mixed in with a ceaseless tenacity helping to propel the Jazz to become one NBA team to reckon with. Power forward Favors works hard during the offseason on his game and properly prepares himself for the grueling NBA season, all while giving back in the community.
At 6’10”, Favors came into the league as a high prospect who displayed size, rebounding skills and post moves. During his six-year tenure, he averaged 10.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game along with a shooting average of 51 percent. Last season he had his best year with the Jazz averaging per game 16 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks while shooting at a 52 percent per game average.
In the offseason, Favors focuses on his offense. He works on being a stretch forward and improving his jumpers from mid-range to the three point line. In this era of the NBA, power forwards and centers have the ability to shoot the long shot from anywhere on the court. Favors wants to add that to his game. He also has been working on a new set of moves against good post players.