Utah Jazz: Okur trade opens door for Jazz youngsters Favors, Kanter
By Steve Luhm
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Dec 23, 2011 03:04PM MDT
One day after trading popular veteran Memo Okur, the Utah Jazz resumed preparations for the season, with a re-focused eye on young Derrick Favors.
Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor sent Okur to New Jersey for a $10.8 million trade exception and second-round draft pick in 2015.
After Friday morning’s practice, O’Connor said a major reason for making the trade was Favors’ improvement in training camp and signals he can play two positions — power forward and center.
Without Okur in the mix, it ap...
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