Jazz forward Derrick Favors, who is quickly approaching his third NBA season, is looking to take a big step forward next year. Favors is a former No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft, but was often a victim of Utah’s crowded frontcourt rotation during his first two years. After a strong playoff series against the Spurs, in which he averaged 29.0 minutes, 11.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks, Favors hopes—expects, desires—more playing time next year. Via DesertNews.com: “He literally wants his time to get here sooner rather than later. ‘I want to play more than what I played last year,’ Favors admitted. ‘If it’s starting, cool. If it’s coming off the bench, cool. I don’t mind. I just want to play more. I don’t want to sit on the bench no more.’ That’s where Corbin’s tough choice comes into play.”