Derrick Favors Injury: Updates on Jazz Forward’s Knee and Return

April 10th, 2016 by Mike Norris Leave a reply »
Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors is dealing with a knee injury, and it's uncertain when he'll return to the lineup.

Continue for updates.

Favors Out vs. Nuggets Sunday, April 10 The Jazz announced before tipoff that Trey Lyles would start in place of Favors, who was scratched with right knee soreness, per Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Favors Provides Jazz with Consistent Production The 24-year-old, in his sixth year in the league, has been a mainstay in the Jazz lineup over the past three seasons. Prior to the injury, he was averaging 16.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game after increasing his scoring in each of the past five seasons heading into this year.

Favors doesn't dominate any statistical category, but he has been solid across the board for Utah since joining the team in the middle of the 2010-11 season.

Head coach Quin Snyder has been happy with Favors' development, per Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune. "He's been really good," Snyder said. "I think he's been balanced as far as what he's been doing."

Lyles will likely see increased minutes while Favors sits. Sixth-year for ...

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