It's just a matter of time until the Utah Jazz agrees a max extension with their star, Donovan Mitchell, but in the meantime they want to make sure they get the right pieces to surround him and stay as a competitive team in the toughest conference in the league.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Andrew Lopez confirmed the Jazz have re-signed Jordan Clarkson and brought back Derrick Favors, respectively.
Clarkson's is a four-year, $52M contract while Favors agreed to a three-year deal with a player option.
Free agent Jordan Clarkson has agreed to a four-year, $52M deal with the Utah Jazz, his agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
Can confirm Derrick Favors is headed back to Utah, source says.— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) November 21, 2020
The New Orleans Pelicans looking for a new center now that Favors and Okafor (Detroit) are gone. Obviously, still have Jaxson Hayes.
Clarkson arrived to Utah after being traded for Dante Exum from Cleveland. His impact was instant with the Jazz organizations, giving some great minutes off the bench and averaging 15.6 points per game through 42 contests for Quinn Snyder's team.
After playing the half of his rookie season with the New Jersey Nets, Favors came to the Jazz during a trade in the 2010-11 season and would remain with the team until the summer 2019.
The veteran spent last season with the Pelicans where he played a big role as the starting Center and vocal leader for a young core led by Brandon Ingram. He also owns career averages of 11.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.3 blocks per contest.