Favors Gaining Tips from Karl Malone
(Derrick) Favors has gotten an earful from someone who has delivered an emotion-filled Hall of Fame speech. So far this offseason, the fourth-year pro has worked out twice with (Karl) Malone, who’s added part-time Jazz big man coach to his lengthy resume.
One of the more interesting aspects of the coach Mailman situation is that Favors reached out to management about getting in contact with the NBA’s all-time second-leading scorer.
While Favors continues to work on his mid-range jumper and refines a go-to move or two in the post — something that will come with increased playing time, he believes — the young big said Malone has given him great ideas.
What he’s learned most: “how to approach the game, how to outthink your opponent, just all those mental things.”