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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 73 games (all starts) in his fourth NBA season, averaged career-highs of 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals to go along with 1.5 blocks in 30.2 minutes... Had 20 points, 9 boards and 4 blocks vs. NOP 4/4 … Had a team-high 22 points and 10 boards vs. MEM 3/26 … Had a career-high 28 points with 10 boards @ SAS 3/16 … Inactive three games (right hip sprain) … Inactive three games (right hip inflammation) … Inactive (right hip abductor strain) vs. MIN 1/21 … Posted 19 points and 12 boards @ SAS 1/15 … Had a team-high 15 boards and 19 points vs. DEN 1/13 … Had 18 points and 14 boards, including the game winning putback dunk with 2.1 seconds left vs. LAL 12/27 … Inactive 2 games (sore lower back) … Had a season-high 22 points vs. IND 12/4 … Had 20 points and a career-high 18 rebounds vs. SAS 11/15 … Had a career-high 5 steals vs. NOP 11/13 … Scored 21 points, 13 boards vs. DEN 11/11 … Totaled 14 points and 17 rebounds @ PHX 11/1.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Appeared in 76 games (eight starts) … Averaged 9.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 1.7 blocks in 23.2 minutes … Improved averages in every major statistical category over previous season … Led Jazz in total blocks (130) and blocks per game (1.7) … Missed five games due to plantar fasciitis (12/1-12/9) … Recorded 9 double-doubles … Led the Jazz in scoring three times … Led Utah in rebounds 22 times … Grabbed at least 10 rebounds 16 times … Scored in double-figures 34 times … Had 12 points and 13 rebounds at GSW 4/7 … Registered 18 points and seven boards vs. POR 4/1 … Registered nine points and 13 rebounds vs. PHX 3/27 … Tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. PHI 3/25 … Tallied career-high 23 points and season-high 15 rebounds at MIL 3/4 … Totaled 13 points and nine rebounds vs. SAC 2/4 …. Scored team-high 14 points at LAL 1/25 … Tallied 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. DEN 11/26 … Totaled 14 points on a career-high 11 freethrow makes at BOS 11/14 … Had 15 points, six boards and four blocks at TOR 11/12 … Had 10 points and 11 rebounds at DEN 11/9.

2011-12: Appeared in 65 games (nine starts) ... Averaged 8.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.0 blocks in 21.1 minutes ... Missed one game due to a sprained left ankle (1/17) ... Selected to play in the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, recording 14 points and three blocks on 2/24 ... Recorded 13 double-doubles ... Had games of 10-plus rebounds 18 times ... Scored in double-figures 26 times ... Had 15 points and five rebounds vs. POR (4/26) ... Had 13 points, 11 rebounds and tied a career high of five blocks vs. PHX (4/24) ... Had 16 points and 11 rebounds vs. ORL (4/21) ... Had 10 points and 14 rebounds at MEM (4/14) ... Had 12 points and 13 rebounds at NOH (4/13) ... Had 14 points and 12 rebounds at SAS (4/8) ... Had 14 rebounds vs. SAC (3/30) ... Had career highs of 23 points and 17 rebounds vs. GS (3/17) ... Had 16 rebounds vs. MIN (3/15) ... Had 16 points and 12 rebounds vs. TOR (1/25) ... Had 20 points and 11 rebounds vs. PHI (12/30).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the New Jersey Nets in the first round (third pick overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft ... Traded by the Nets to the Utah Jazz, along with Devin Harris and two first-round picks, in exchange for Deron Williams on 2/23/11.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 27.5 minutes as a freshman in lone season at Georgia Tech (2009-10) ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in rebounding average and second in blocks ... Led all ACC freshman in scoring, rebounding, double-doubles, blocked shots and field goal percentage ... Named ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC All-Freshman by conference media ... Also a member of Sporting News’ National All-Freshman team ... Earned ACC All-Tournament First Team honors after averaging 17 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while shooting .658 from the floor ... Scored a career-high 22 points with 11 rebounds in the ACC Championship Game against Duke ... Led the nation and the ACC in field goal percentage entering the NCAA Tournament, but fell below the required minimums on field goals made ... Finished the year strong, averaging 15.6 points and 9.1 rebounds over the final 11 contests while shooting .642 from the floor ... Posted 21 points and career-high 18 rebounds (eight offensive) at Maryland ... Had 11 double-doubles, six in ACC games ... Reached double-digits in rebounding 12 games and scoring 27 times ... Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors four times.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Derrick Bernard Favors … Son of Deandra Favors … Has an older sister, Tiffany, and a younger brother, Brandon … Owns a 7-4 wingspan and 9-2 standing reach … One of 13 players chosen for the 2012 USA Men’s Select Team that trained against the USA Basketball Men’s National Team prior to the 2012 Olympic Games in London … Also selected to participate in 2013 USA National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas … In the summer of 2012, took part in the annual Jr. Jazz trip, spending a week on the road holding basketball across four states … Started playing basketball at the age of 10 after watching Kobe Bryant play a game … One of the most decorated high school players ever to sign with Georgia Tech, rated as high as No. 1 among prep seniors in some recruiting services … An honor roll student at South Atlanta High School, led the school to a 27-3 record and a spot in the state playoffs as a junior … Averaged 28.1 points, 13.3 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, 3.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game as a senior … Owns the school’s career records for points (2,341), rebounds (1,511) and blocked shots (741) … Named the High School Player of the Year by Parade, USA Today, the Atlanta Tipoff Club and MaxPreps in 2009 … Won MVP honors at both the McDonald’s All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic … Also tabbed to play for the USA Junior National Select team that played in the Nike Hoop Summit … Voted as Mr. Basketball in the state of Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Atlanta Tipoff Club and earned First-Team All-State honors four times … Played for the same Atlanta AAU squad that Dwight Howard and Josh Smith had competed for … Enjoys playing table tennis and air hockey … Follow him on twitter at @dfavors14.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 262 lbs./ 118.8 kg
Born: July 15, 1991
From: Georgia Institute of Technology
Draft: 1st Round (3rd pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Utah Jazz 2010 - 2014
  New Jersey Nets 2010 - 2010
Prior to NBA/Country: Georgia Tech/USA

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