Derrick Favors Shares Heartfelt Farewell Message To Utah

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Derrick Favors Shares Heartfelt Farewell Message To Utah


In the 201o NBA Draft, Derrick Favors was drafted by the New Jersey Nets, with their third overall pick. His Nets career though, did not last for too long, as on February 23, 2011, Favors was traded to the Utah Jazz as part of the Deron Williams deal. 

Ever since then, Favors only played for Utah in the NBA – eight-and-a-half seasons. In this time, Favors has develop into one of the better non-star power forwards in this league and has become a fan favorite in Utah.

This past Monday, Derrick Favors was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. A new chapter for the big man is about to start.

But before that, Favors shared a heartfelt farewell message, in which he thanked the Jazz, his teammates, the coaching staff, and the entire organization.


“It’s been an amazing 8 1/2 years in Utah, Thank you to the Utah Jazz organization, the coaching staff & my teammates for everything! I’m going to cherish all the great experiences over the years as it helped make me the player I am.
Thank you to the Jazz fans for all the love over the years. Your loyalty and passion for the game will stay with me forever!!! Thank you #jazznation!!! I’m excited to start a new chapter in my career as a New Orleans Pelican. I cannot wait to get to work and help lead our young core realize their full potential.”


Photo Credit: Instagram/Derrick Favors

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