The Utah Jazz may be looking to trade Derrick Favors, if not now, then at some point, and Favors appears to be plenty aware of it.
“The key is for me not to think about it,” Favors told the Salt Lake Tribune. “I don’t read the articles. I don’t read twitter. I just don’t pay attention to it. I just have to understand that I can be here one day and gone the next. So I have to work hard while I’m here. I have to keep working on my game. And when I’m in the game, I just have to know that I’m not only playing for my team, but I’m showcasing my talent as well.”
Favors, 26, is a 6-foot-10 power forward. He is in his eighth season in the league. The first 56 games of his career were spent with the Brooklyn Nets, but everything after that has been with Utah.
He is averaging 10.9 points and 5.7 rebounds through 15 games this season.
The Jazz may be looking to move Favors to help replace the loss of small forward Gordon Hayward, who departed for Boston in free agency, and more recently, center Rudy Gobert, out with an injured knee.
Favors had been drawing “serious interest” around the league during the offseason, according to a report from the Deseret News.