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Utah Jazz notes: NBA GMs say Derrick Favors has breakout potential
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Los Angeles • Dennis Lindsey likes Derrick Favors' potential.

Turns out he's not the only one.

Just a few days after the Utah Jazz announced a multi-year contract extension with the 22-year-old power forward, Favors was tabbed in the NBA's annual survey of all 30 general managers as the third mostly likely player to have a breakout season.

"Good for him," Jazz coach Ty Corbin said Tuesday. "[But] we talk to the guys all the time about [how] we can't get caught up in all those expectations from other guys."

Favors, who averaged 9.4 points and 7.1 rebounds a game last year, tied in the poll with Indiana's Paul George and Oklahoma City's Reggie Jackson. Each garnered 6.9 percent of the vote.

New Orleans' Anthony Davis was picked most likely to break out and Detroit's Andre Drummond was No. 2. Jazz forward Gordon Hayward also received votes in the poll.

General managers were not allowed to pick their own players. Some of the survey's other Utah connections:

• Rookie point guard Trey Burke, the ninth overall pick earlier this summer, received the fourth-most votes from GMs picking the biggest steal of the draft. Oklahoma's Steven Adams, the 12th pick, and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 15th pick, also got 6.9 percent of the vote.

•Â Hayward received at least one vote as the player best at moving without the ball.

•Â Enes Kanter received at least one vote as the international player most likely to break out.

"Never count Kobe out"

It was hype city here this time last year.

The Los Angeles Lakers had just added Dwight Howard and Steve Nash to a lineup that already included Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant, and all the talk in Tinseltown was of a 17th championship.

This year? Not so much.

Howard is in Houston and Bryant is still working his way back after blowing out his Achilles tendon late last season. Corbin, however, said he "would never count Kobe out."

"I look forward to him getting back on the floor," Corbin said. "Glad he's not playing tonight, though."

No pain, no gain

While they're in California this week, the Jazz are holding practices and shootarounds at the Toyota Sports Center. It's the Lakers' practice gym and the home of the Developmental League's Los Angeles D-Fenders. In 2012, Jazz assistant Brad Jones, then the head coach of the Austin Toros, beat the D-Fenders in the same gym to claim the D-League title.

Jones reminisced a little about the win Tuesday, adding that he hadn't realized before that moment how much it stung to when champagne got in his eyes.

"It was a good pain," he added.

afalk@sltrib.com

Twitter: @tribjazz Lakers 108, Jazz 94

FG FT Reb

Utah Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Jefferson 22:24 4-5 1-2 0-5 2 2 10

Favors 27:51 3-8 4-6 3-13 3 3 10

Kanter 19:46 5-8 0-2 2-4 0 2 10

Lucas III 26:58 3-9 1-3 0-1 2 1 8

Hayward 31:22 5-15 4-5 2-4 4 1 15

Burks 29:20 5-11 3-5 2-5 6 3 14

MHarris 11:53 0-3 0-0 3-4 1 5 0

Holiday 5:08 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 3

Hudson 4:38 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Cook 20:15 6-14 3-3 2-5 2 5 18

Machado 15:19 0-6 0-0 0-0 4 4 0

Gobert 13:06 0-1 0-0 1-4 0 1 0

Clark 12:00 3-7 0-0 1-1 0 3 6

Totals 240:00 35-88 16-26 16-46 24 30 94

Percentages: FG .398, FT .615. 3-Point Goals: 8-26, .308 (Cook 3-9, Holiday 1-1, Jefferson 1-1, Burks 1-2, Lucas III 1-2, Hayward 1-4, M.Harris 0-1, Clark 0-2, Machado 0-4). Team Rebounds: 14. Team Turnovers: 21 (25 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Cook, Favors, Gobert, Kanter). Turnovers: 21 (M.Harris 5, Hayward 4, Kanter 3, Favors 2, Machado 2, Burks, Clark, Cook, Holiday, Jefferson). Steals: 10 (Hayward 4, Machado 2, Burks, Hudson, Jefferson, Lucas III). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 9:40 third Delay of game, 8:36 fourth.

FG FT Reb

L.A.L. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Young 23:58 4-12 1-2 1-1 4 2 9

SWilliams 17:30 3-10 1-2 0-5 0 1 9

Gasol 23:43 4-9 0-0 1-6 1 0 9

Nash 14:39 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 3 5

Blake 28:16 0-2 2-2 0-6 3 3 2

Johnson 22:07 5-8 2-2 1-6 2 3 14

Meeks 24:24 5-9 3-3 0-3 3 2 15

Farmar 22:43 5-7 8-9 0-1 3 0 20

Henry 23:13 3-6 2-2 1-1 1 0 8

Hill 17:17 4-6 2-2 1-5 0 4 10

EHarris 6:14 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Kelly 8:56 0-1 5-5 0-3 1 0 5

Sacre 7:00 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 2 2

Totals 240:00 36-76 26-29 6-38 19 20 108

Percentages: FG .474, FT .897. 3-Point Goals: 10-25, .400 (Farmar 2-3, Johnson 2-3, Meeks 2-4, S.Williams 2-5, Nash 1-1, Gasol 1-2, E.Harris 0-1, Henry 0-1, Blake 0-2, Young 0-3). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 17 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 7 (Gasol 2, Sacre 2, Farmar, Kelly, S.Williams). Turnovers: 17 (Farmar 4, Henry 2, Hill 2, Blake, Gasol, E.Harris, Kelly, Meeks, Nash, Sacre, S.Williams, Young). Steals: 8 (Blake 2, Meeks 2, Henry, Hill, Johnson, Young). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 9:41 second Delay of game, 5:44 second Delay of game, 7:11 third.

Utah 26 19 25 24 — 94

L.A. Lakers 18 33 25 32 — 108

Attendance • 17,186

Time • 2:14.

Officials • Ron Garretson, Tony Brown, Justin Van Duyne.

Jazz notes • Jazz big man projected to have a big season.
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