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Jazz deal Derrick Favors to Thunder for cash, 2027 pick – Cache Valley Daily

Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III, left, and Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder announced Friday they have acquired forward Derrick Favors and a future first-round draft pick from the Utah Jazz in exchange for a 2027 second-round pick and cash considerations. The 6-foot-10 Favors has appeared in 751 games with the Jazz, Nets and Pelicans. Over his 12-year NBA career, he has averaged 10.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.23 blocks in 24.7 minutes per game. He averaged about 15 minutes per game and 5.4 points for the Jazz last season. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said the 2027 pick being dealt to the Jazz is the least favorable of Oklahoma City’s four second-round picks. Free News Delivery by Email Would you like to have the day’s news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start! Source link

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Jazz take Baylor’s Butler after trading out of first round – Cache Valley Daily

Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) drives up court past Gonzaga guard Aaron Cook (4) during the second half of the championship game in the men’s Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah traded away its first-round pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, marking the third time in six years the Jazz moved out of the first round with a draft-night trade. Utah owned the 30th overall pick before dealing it to Memphis. The Grizzlies selected Santiago Aldama, a forward from Loyola Maryland with the final pick of the first round. Memphis sent back the 40th overall pick it acquired earlier from New Orleans, along with a pair of future second-round picks. The Jazz selected Jared Butler, a 6-foot-3 guard from Baylor with their lone second-round pick. Butler gives Utah a quality shooter and perimeter defender. He spent three seasons with Baylor and helped the Bears win the 2021 NCAA championship. He averaged 16.7 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.3 rebounds during the championship season, ranking third in points per game and second in assists per game in the Big 12. Butler

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Neemias Queta drafted 39th overall by Sacramento Kings – Cache Valley Daily

BLOOMINGTON, IN – MARCH 19: Neemias Queta #23 of the Utah State Aggies during the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament against Texas Tech Red Raiders held at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on March 19, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Neemias Queta LOGAN, Utah – Neemias Queta, the all-time leader in blocked shots in Utah State history, was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft, marking the second-straight year that an Aggie has been drafted, following Sam Merrill’s selection in 2020. Furthermore, Queta and Merrill are the first Aggies to be drafted in the first two rounds in back-to-back years. Queta was selected with the No. 39 pick by the Kings, marking the highest spot for an Aggie since Brian Jackson was drafted 26th overall by the Portland Trailblazers in 1981. With the 39th pick of the NBA Draft, the @SacramentoKings select Neemias Queta! 2021 #NBADraft presented by State Farm — NBA Draft (@NBADraft) July 30, 2021 Sacramento let’s do this!!!!!!!!🔥🙏🏿 — Quetão🔥 (@nemi1599) July 30, 2021 Queta punctuated his career at Utah State as the best rim

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