Pelicans acquire veteran forward Favors in trade with Jazz

Veteran power forward Derrick Favors has spent all but one season with the Jazz.

The New Orleans Pelicans have acquired forward Derrick Favors from the Utah Jazz for two second-round picks, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic.

The Jazz will receive a 2021 and 2023 second-rounder in the deal.

Favors, 27, is 6-foot-10 and the Jazz had a $16.9 team option on his contract for next season.

He spent his rookie season of 2010-11 with the Brooklyn Nets, but has been with the Jazz every season since then. He averaged 11.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in 70 games last season.

The Pelicans also reached a free-agent deal with sharpshooter J.J. Redick on Sunday. Redick and Favors join an otherwise young core that includes first overall pick Zion Williamson, as well as Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart, acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in the Anthony Davis trade.