Atlanta signs Derrick Favors 10-day contract… height reinforcement

The Atlanta Hawks, who need to fill the inside, moved.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnalowski, Atlanta has signed Derek Favors (forward, 206cm, 120kg).

This contract was a 10-day contract, and Favors was released at the start of the season. Last summer, he was traded 메이저사이트 from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets, but they have since parted ways. Houston, which is rebuilding, came to the trade to organize the squad and decided not to be with Favors.

Since then, Favors has been unable to settle down in a new place. However, it was expected that the contract would be signed within a month when a 10-day contract was possible. The team that took him became Atlanta. Atlanta’s main center, Clint Capella, is excluded from the team. I was injured in the middle of last month and was diagnosed for 2 weeks, but I have not been able to come back yet. Therefore, the intention is to temporarily fill the position with Favors.

Capella is expected to be back sometime this month at the latest, so Favors deserves some time to fill in. Atlanta has Oneka Okongwu, but Okongwu Okongwu, who came off the bench, became the starting pitcher, reducing the overall player base. As a result, Favors can support Okongwu for a while, and even if Capella returns later, he can use it as a third center.

Favors played for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. Appearing in 39 games, he played as a starter in 18 of them. It is because he has been absent due to large and small injuries. He posted 5.3 points (.516 .125 .640) and 4.7 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game. Including his previous season,  his last two seasons, he averaged only 5 points, leaving him disappointed.

The decline began in earnest from the 2017-2018 season. Eventually, he was released ahead of this season, and his career as a player was at a crossroads. He averaged 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds. However, his record was nearly cut in half last season. Compared to that time, the playing time was reduced by more than 10 minutes, but the overall decline in performance was clear. 

He returned to his hometown of Utah in the fall of 2020. Utah needed a backup center and found Favors back. He signed a three-year, $29.2 million contract. 메이저사이트 It was a contract with a player option in the final year of his contract. But Utah traded him to Oklahoma City after one season, which sent him to Houston last summer. 

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