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Derrick Favors agrees to 3-year, $27 million deal with Jazz

Derrick Favors, Jazz

Derrick Favors is going back to the Utah Jazz on a three-year, $27 million deal after playing one season with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Tony Jones of The Athletic is reporting that Favors and the Jazz have agreed to the deal that brings the big man back to Salt Lake City.

Derrick Favors just never looked comfortable with the Pelicans in 2019-20. He averaged 9.0 points and 9.8 rebounds while shooting 61.7 percent from the field and 56.3 percent from the free-throw line.

The Jazz are thrilled about bringing Favors back into the mix. After all, he’s a fan-favorite and beloved by his teammates.

Utah took a 3-1 series lead over the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2020 playoffs at Walt Disney World. However, Utah lost three games in a row and watched the Nuggets advance to the second round instead of them.

All-Star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell promised he was going to make amends for that choke job. The Jazz are expected to sign the high-flyer to a rookie-scale extension, as Mitchell is one of the best scorers in the NBA and has earned the money coming his way.

Favors has career NBA averages of 11.4 points and 7.4 rebounds with the Nets, Jazz and Pelicans. He should put up good numbers during the 2020-21 season since he’s back in a familiar system.