Favors heads to Atlanta.
ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reported on the 11th (Korean time) that the Atlanta Hawks had signed Derek Favors to a contract on the 10th.
Atlanta, which acquired Dezonte Murray during the offseason, was considered one of the powerful dark horses in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta has already advanced to the conference finals in the 2020-2021 season.
However, entering the season, Atlanta’s power is not revealed as much as expected. At the point of playing 40 games, Atlanta is only 19-21. The ranking is 9th in the Eastern Conference, and there is no guarantee of advancing to the play-in tournament. 안전놀이터
Atlanta’s starting center Clint Capella’s injury has been going on for quite some time. Capella has not played since the game against Detroit on December 24 last year.
In order to survive in the fierce ranking battle, Atlanta must minimize the gap in Capella. Atlanta, which showed signs of rebound with 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games after 4 consecutive losses, signed a contract with Derek Favors on the 10th. Favors, who played for Oklahoma City last season, had no team yet after parting ways with Houston after the trade.
Favors is close to the largest of the big men left in the free agent market. In the 2015-2016 season during his time at Utah, he averaged 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds. He is not a tall big man, but he has a solid physique and is a resource that can hold up under the goal.
Favors is expected to share playing time with Onyeka Okongwu and others in Atlanta. If he shows satisfactory performance during the 10-day contract period, he is expected to remain in Atlanta or pursue a transfer to another team.