Two of the biggest contributors off the bench are Alec Burks and Derrick Favors.
Burks is averaging seven points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game over the entire season, while playing 15.1 minutes per game. His numbers during the last 10 games are much more impressive though.
During Utah’s recent 7-3 stretch, Burks is averaging 11.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.7 steals per game. His production has increased primarily because he is getting more time on the floor (he has averaged 24 minutes per game during that stretch).
Favors, who has also seen his minutes increase recently, is taking advantage of that additional game time as well.
His points per game have jumped from 8.6 to 10.8, while his rebounds (7.1 to 9.1), assists (0.7 to 1.1) and blocks (0.9 to 1.3) have also increased.
Favors has put together three double-doubles over the last 10 games, including an absolute beast night against the Golden State Warriors. In that game he scored 23 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, while capitalizing each time he earned a trip to the charity stripe (9-9).
If the Jazz are going to make it into the playoffs, these two young studs are going to have to contribute each and every night.