Derrick Favors Wants More Playing Time Next Year

by August 22, 2012

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 “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.”