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Favors muscled up for season ... if it comes

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08:14 AM ET 09.23 | This past season was no dream campaign for young Derrick Favors. [He] spent most of his NBA rookie campaign balancing the pressure of being an unproven lottery pick with the frustration of having his name tied to Carmelo Anthony's every time a new New Jersey trade rumor popped up. So the Jazz took a trip to Atlanta. Representatives for the organization met with Favors, checked in with his agent Wallace Prather and checked out former NBA player Dion Glover, who'd worked out Favors during 2010 predraft training sessions. ... The Jazz left Favors' hometown convinced that a major key to their rebuilding project was not going to let them down. Three months into the NBA's labor war, all indications are that Favors has kept his word. "He's in the best shape I've ever seen him in," said Glover.

The Salt Lake Tribune

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September 23, 2011  09:28 AM ET

wats ur 'flavor'?

September 23, 2011  10:15 AM ET

Tired of sand kicked in your face, Bro?

September 23, 2011  02:19 PM ET

I don't know why the Nets never played him. I mean there were already NBA cellar dwellers. They might as well had Favors prove himself then playing alongside Brook Lopez. Now he's in a situation where he may or may not have any playing time due to the logjam of bigs in Utah.

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September 24, 2011  12:34 AM ET

This means Big Al has to go...

 
September 24, 2011  06:24 PM ET

I hope he doesn't turn out to be another Marvin Williams. Sounds to me like he is!

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