The Utah Jazz found a buyer for Derrick Favors and was ready to pay the price of doing the Oklahoma City Thunder deal: a future draft pick.
The Jazz traded veterans center Derrick Favors and a future first-round pick to the Thunder for a future second-round pick and cash considerations, according to reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The trade brings Utah $ 13 million under luxury tax. Will likely still be a tax team if Mike Conley Jr. is brought back, but at a smaller fine. https://t.co/9dB6xPLUK8
– BobbyMarks (@ BobbyMarks42) July 30, 2021
The move helps Utah financially bring her roughly $ 13 million under luxury tax to re-enlist her all-star point guard Mike Conley. It’s the same for Oklahoma City as they keep collecting first-round picks. You picked up two more future first-round picks in the 2021 draft on Thursday evening trade their number 16 pick Alperen Sengun to the Houston Rockets. Before the draft night and this favor deal, the thunder is in obsessed a whopping 36 picks over the next seven years.
– utahjazz (@utahjazz) July 30, 2021
Favors was re-signed as a free agent with Utah last off-season to support Rudy Gobert after a season with the New Orleans Pelicans. He averaged 5.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.