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Jazz re-sign Jordan Clarkson; Derrick Favors reportedly returning

Utah's bench could be one of the most productive with the re-signing of Clarkson and return of Favors.

One year away from the Jazz was apparently enough for Derrick Favors, who is reportedly set to return to Utah.

After spending the majority of his career with the Jazz, Derrick Favors is reportedly ready for a reunion.

According to multiple reports, the veteran big man will return to the team that traded former All-Star point guard Deron Williams to acquire him in 2011. Favors spent the next eight years providing solid frontcourt production for the Jazz before joining New Orleans via a trade last season. The 29-year-old Favors started in 49 of the 51 games he played for New Orleans, averaging a career-high 9.8 rebounds in just 24.4 minutes per game.

Now, it appears one year apart was more than enough for both Favors and the Jazz, who are eager to bolster their depth after a disappointing first-round exit to the Denver Nuggets. Favors could revert to a bench role in Utah behind All-Star center Rudy Gobert and Bogdan Bogdanovic, potentially joining Joe Ingles and Jordan Clarkson to form one of the more productive reserve units in the league.

Clarkson officially re-signed with Utah on Monday, reportedly for four years and $52 million. Acquired midseason in a trade with Cleveland, the 6-foot-4 combo guard provided immediate scoring off the bench for a Jazz team in desperate need of it. Clarkson averaged 15.6 points in less than 25 minutes over 42 games with the Jazz.