Trade grades: How does Derrick Favors fit in New Orleans?

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The Utah Jazz essentially allowed Derrick Favors to become a free agent while technically under contract, knowing they were going to use his non-guaranteed 2019-20 salary on a better shooter at power forward. Indeed, they eventually agreed to terms on a reported four-year, $73 million deal with Bojan Bogdanovic.

After Favors chose to join the Pelicans, the two teams quickly worked out a trade that prevents the possibility of Favors being claimed off waivers by another team.

The deal

New Orleans Pelicans get: Derrick Favors

Utah Jazz get: Two second-round picks