Jazz reportedly interested in a Derrick Favors return in Utah

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The Utah Jazz trade Derrick Favors last summer, but both sides have reportedly mutual interest to reunite in the coming off-season.

According to Tony Jones of The Athletic, the Pelicans also want Favors to return in a more “friendly” for the team 2-year deal, but the Utah Jazz may get the chance to sign him back, after just one year.

“I will say that there’s some interest there, I would say, both ways,” Jones said on Game Notes: A Show About The Utah Jazz, per Clutchpoints. “I know that the Pelicans want (Derrick Favors) back. I don’t know that they want him for a four-year deal, but certainly like a two-year-deal while Jackson Hayes matures”

Before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March, Favors was averaging 9.2 points, 9.9 boards and 1.7 assists for the Pelicans. After spending 8 years in Utah, the Jazz traded Favors to the Pelicans in the 2019 off-season.

The 28-years old forward/center was due to make $16 million this season, prior to March, when NBA play halted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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