The 2011 All-Rookie team member has had a somewhat inconsistent NBA career. After spending nine seasons with the Utah Jazz, Favors found himself with the New Orleans Pelicans. While there though, Favors heated up from the field, notching 62% shooting percentage.
While this shooting average may be impressive, Favors is primarily known for his defensive range, and that’s what could be a huge help for Golden State. The 6-foot-9 forward has consistently averaged over a block per game.
While he typically plays the four, not the five, Favors would be the perfect player to be used in a small-ball lineup with Draymond Green. Averaging over 16 points for two straight seasons in Utah, Favors has proven to be a solid scorer and has upped his percentages tremendously.
While he’s averaging under ten points per game and may not be worthy of the full exception, one perk of it is that it can be split up into two so the team could snag Favors and potentially another helpful free agent.