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.
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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.
The Utah Jazz and Derrick Favors have agreed on a deal, League Sources tell The Athletic
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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.
Free agent Jordan Clarkson has agreed to a four-year, $52M deal with the Utah Jazz, his agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020