SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Though the Utah Jazz may struggle this season, Derrick Favors sees playoffs and championship contention in the future.
Favors said at a news conference Monday announcing his four-year contract extension that he expects to be a leader on the court.
The third overall pick in 2010, Favors was traded to Utah in the deal that sent Deron Williams to New Jersey in 2011. Favors is only 22 years old but his work ethic and personal standards have made a deep impression on the Utah front office.
Favors averaged just 9.4 points and 7.1 rebounds last season as Utah coach Ty Corbin used him almost exclusively as a reserve, but this deal was predicated on potential rather than numbers.

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