Derrick Favors REALLY wanted to play with the New Orleans Pelicans
One of the most interesting takeaways from a day full of interesting quotes across the league was the apparent trade request Derrick Favors made to wind up in New Orleans.
While Favors is both a quality player and great get for the Pelicans, he’s been a big part of Utah’s success for almost his entire career.
However, when he saw Utah changing their roster and needed to get more flexibility in their cap, Favors took a forward-thinking approach to his offseason. He said, “I just asked them, ‘could you trade me to New Orleans?'”
The Jazz got the deal done, likely just to get the cap figure corrected in their books as quickly as possible.
Now, not only to the Pelicans have a talented interior presence in Favors, but someone who is excited about and wants to be a member of this organization.