Jazz, Derrick Favors Agree To Extension
The deal includes bonus incentives that could push the package well over $50 million, sources said.
Favors, 22, is a centerpiece of the Jazz’s future and will take over a starting frontcourt position because of the off-season departures of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. A contract will be signed in the near future, sources tell Yahoo.
As Favors’ role and production increase this year and beyond, his ability to earn the incentive clauses in the deal will grow. In three seasons, Favors has shown the promise to become one of the NBA’s top young power forwards.