The Utah Jazz will be proactive with the start of free agency.
On Sunday afternoon, the franchise is scheduled to meet with unrestricted free agent power forward Derrick Favors and his representation in Atlanta, Favors’ hometown, league sources tell The Tribune.
Favors is currently vacationing in Miami with friends and family, according to sources. He’s expected to fly home to Atlanta on Saturday night and be ready for the meeting on Sunday.
The two sides are expected to speak extensively, which could determine the remainder of Favors’ free agency. Favors has interest from other teams, but is also waiting to see what happens with DeAndre Jordan and DeMarcus Cousins, two of the elite free agent big men.
Utah has said keeping Favors is a priority, as well as restricted free agents Dante Exum and Raul Neto. The Jazz also have to make a contract decision on Thabo Sefolosha on Sunday. According to league sources, Sefolosha and his camp are confident the Jazz will guarantee his deal for the upcoming season.