Originally posted on TornBySports  |  Last updated 2/5/14
The Utah Jazz miss Derrick Favors. He played in the last game they won, a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings, a game that saw Favors contribute 17 points, 12 rebounds, and a block. Since he went out, the Jazz have missed him on both ends of the floor. Their defense is back to 30th in the NBA, and they’ve lost by an average of 12 points. They also have the daunting task of facing the Mavs on the road and the Heat at home for their next two. In the three losses, the Jazz have seen terrible shooting from Gordon Hayward (3-10, 3-13, 3-11 for 26.5%) and Trey Burke (2-10, 2-13, 4-14 for 21.6%). When your two allegedly best players on the floor can’t shoot, what hope is there? Now Burke and Hayward have been bitten by the injury bug, but so has every team. Without Derrick Favors in the middle, teams can player tighter man-to-man coverage and put more pressure on the perimeter.  It’s not so much that Favors is an unstoppable offensive weapon down low, but if he gets the offensive rebo...
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