Derrick Favors is poised to have a breakout season with the Utah Jazz this year. He is positioned to live up to the hype that surrounded him as the third pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, just not with the team that originally drafted him.
Though he was acquired through the Deron Williams trade and some of the shock of that loss temporarily numbed the Jazz faithful, he is a presence in the paint and will help revive the franchise alongside fellow lottery picks Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter, and Alec Burks.
Favors will benefit from having a season under his belt, yet he is still young and improving at only 20 years old. There will be plenty of minutes to go around as the tightly scheduled NBA season wears older teams and teammates down, and he has already shown some promise when given the opportunity to start.