Derrick Favors signs three-year deal with Jazz

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Derrick Favors has reached a three-year, $27 million deal to reunite with the Utah Jazz, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic.

The third year is a player option.

Favors spent the majority of his career with the Jazz from 2011-2019.

“I’m blessed and grateful to be back with the Utah Jazz,” Favors said via Jones.

The Jazz could use Favors as a backup to Rudy Gobert at the center position, or play them both at the same time.

The 29-year-old averaged 9.0 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game with the New Orleans Pelicans last season.