2018 Free Agency

Reports: Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz agree to two-year deal

Derrick Favors has spent eight seasons with the Jazz, playing a key role in Utah’s playoff runs in 2016-17 and ’17-18. According to reports, the big man will soon make it an even 10 years in Salt Lake City.

ESPN’s Marc Spears, The Salt Lake Tribune‘s Tony Jones and Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania report (via Twitter) that Favors has agreed to return to the Jazz. Per Charania and Jones, the sides agreed to a two-year deal:

Free agent Derrick Favors has agreed to a two-year, $36M-plus deal with the Utah Jazz, agent Wallace Prather tells Yahoo.

Jones reports via Twitter that the second year of Favors’ deal is non-guaranteed. According to Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post, this deal with Favors may lead to Dante Exum’s return, as well:

As many others have said, Utah is bringing Derrick Favors back on a two-year deal. Expect Dante Exum to return, too. Jazz are excited about the internal growth their team can have, and made it a priority to retain their own guys.

Favors bounced back after a pair of injury-plagued seasons and averaged 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds and accepted a more complementary role this season. He and the Jazz brass had reportedly met yesterday in Atlanta — Favors’ home town — for three hours.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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