NBA free agency rumors: Derrick Favors will have ‘a robust market’ if Jazz don’t pick up his option

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Pacers have made Ricky Rubio a ‘top target’ Mike Conley Jr. traded from Grizzlies to Jazz for three players, two picks, report says NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Knicks among 6 teams interested in Bobby Portis Derrick Favors may not return to Utah.The 27-year-old forward is “fielding calls from interested teams as if he will be an unrestricted free agent” this summer his agent, Wallace Prather, recently told The Athletic. Favors’ $16.9 million contract for 2019-20 becomes guaranteed on July 6. Favors averaged 11.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in 23.2 minutes per game with the Jazz last season. He has been with Utah since 2011.Jazz executive vice president Dennis Lindsey said the team “absolutely” wants Favors back.“There’d be no playoffs this season without Derrick, no playoff advancement the two previous years,” Lindsey said. “Derrick Favors isn’t part of the problem, he’s part of the solution.”The Jazz earned the fifth seed in the Western Conference after finishing the season with a 50-32 record. They fell to the Rockets in five games in the first round.Utah acquired Mike Conley Jr. from the Grizzlies earlier this month in exchange for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen and two picks. Favors “will have a robust market” if the Jazz do not pick up the option, according to The Athletic.“I have a team option; I need that option picked up. I would prefer to come back here,” Favors said after the season, via The Salt Lake Tribune. “The grass is not always greener on the other side. … I’m happy in the situation that I’m in, in the position that I’m in — I think it’s good for me and the organization.” Related News “It’s a very well-constructed roster with great guys, coaching, and the whole way it meshes I think is perfect. The system there is perfect,” Conley said this week. “We have young talent … we have some great vets there, and a lot of young guys that have already done great things. We’re excited. I’m very excited to get a new challenge, a new opportunity, and a new home.”The Jazz are reportedly interested in Tobias Harris and they could pursue him if they create salary cap space.last_img read more

In 2015-16, WHS girls basketball team breaks state 3-point percentage record; shatters at least 15 school records

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Looking forward to next year with the Ladies returning and the one’s coming up. Thank you coaches for all the time you spend with these Ladies. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2015-16 Wellington girls basketball team has accumulated at least 14 Wellington High School records this season, but also has a Kansas state record.According to records from the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, the Wellington girls now hold the highest 3-point field goal attempt percentage in the history of high school girls basketball.Wellington shot 43 percent from beyond the three-point arch this season, obliterating the previous record of 40.2 percent success rate by the 2002 Frontenac team. The Lady Dukes made 145 shots in 338 attempts. Frontenac was 49 out of 122 in 2002.“What is so remarkable about that is the number of 3-pointers we shot compared to them,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach. “Naturally, the more you shoot, the more you potentially miss.”There was some debate whether or not the record should have included just the regular season or include the post season games. But the percentage did not taper off much during the post season despite the increase in competition.As far as the school record book, the 2015-16 WHS girls were as dominating as they were on the court and with post-season honors.Wellington accumulated at least 15 school records in 2015-16. (All the season stats can be found here).2015-16 Wellington High School girls basketball records: Best WHS team record percentage: 24-1. The 1945 boys state championship basketball team went 22-3 – winning 88 percent of the time. This year’s girls won 96 percent of their games.Most wins in a season: 24. 1945 team had 22. The WHS girls team of 2012 had 21.First girls state placing: This year’s third place finish marked the first time a WHS girls team has placed in the state basketball tournament or won a game for that matter. John Floyd’s 1949 team was the last state placer in WHS basketball history, finishing third.First undefeated regular season: 20-0. No WHS basketball team, boys or girls, until this year went undefeated during the regular season.First Girls League Title: AV-CTL D-IV 10-0. In 2012, WHS girls lost its first two AV-CTL DIV games in December, but would go undefeated the rest of the way. Andale would only lose once that year.Current regular season winning streak: 24. The WHS team currently has the longest regular season streak in school history. The last time, Wellington lost a regular season game was against Andale at home in overtime in 2014-15. The Lady Dukes would proceed to win the final four regular season games before winning all 20 this year.School record scoring season: Grace Mitchell – 530. Mitchell just knocked out Lyndsie Davis’ 524 points scored in the 2002-03 season.Free throws in season: 274. The 2008-09 club shot 268.3-point Field goals made: 145. The previous record was 90.Rebounds: 785. The 1996-97 team rebounded 773.Defensive rebounds: 514. The 1996-97 team nabbed 470 defensive rebounds.Assists: 315. The 1996-97 team had 285.Blocks: 154. The 2004-05 team had 95.3 points made in game: 13. Wellington hit 13 of them vs. Andale at home. Allegedly, the 2011-12 team scored 13 in one game as well. Interestingly, the state record is 17.First all stater — Mitchell became the first first-team all state basketball player from WHS in school history. Davis was second team All-State in 2005 and Brandi Flisram was second team in 1997.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more