With Rudy Gobert injured, Favors has a chance to reestablish himself with the Jazz before free agency.
Without Hayward, the Jazz will resemble the 2014-15 Atlanta Hawks and become a more balanced team that should remain competitive in the treacherous Western Conference.
Losing Gobert is nothing to dismiss, but the Jazz have the talent and depth to make do without him for now.
Utah's two-way excellence, surprising death lineup, and perfect mix of youth and veterans make them a possible playoff spoiler—and a likely future contender.
The Utah Jazz's startign five have played a grand total of 12 minutes together this season. And still the team is on pace to hang a 50 in the win column.
It's time for the most mortifying draft class in recent NBA history to negotiate their futures. So far only Giannis Antetokounmpo and C.J. McCollum have reached agreements. Here are seven more players to watch.
Nice try, Rudy.
Vince Carter went back in time, posterized a frenchman, mean mugged, and reminded us why he was so much fun to watch.