Jazz reportedly interested in bringing Derrick Favors back

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The Utah Jazz are interested in bringing Derrick Favors back to the team, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic.

The Jazz traded Favors to the New Orleans Pelicans in the summer of 2019. Favors, who averaged nine points and 9.8 rebounds with the Pelicans, will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

“Obviously, there is significant Derrick Favors speculation here. Here’s the deal. There is mutual interest. Favors would not mind a return to Utah, even if it means coming off the bench as Gobert’s primary backup. But, at this point, that’s all it is…interest.

The Jazz have to decide whether Favors would be the right place to spend their most significant chunk of offseason money, especially considering finding a 3-and-D wing is of greater priority.

Favors will have multiple suitors on the market, including his incumbent team, the New Orleans Pelicans. So, there’s a lot that can happen between now and the opening of free agency,” Jones reports.

Favors has played in 576 games with Utah.