Derrick Favors excited for Jazz season
Here's the Deseret News reporting on a key young member of the Utah Jazz:
Power forward Derrick Favors says the Jazz are extremely eager for the regular season to begin.
"I'm ready for it. I'm pretty sure that the whole team is ready and excited about it," he said. "It was a long training camp and a long preseason for us, and we're just ready to get the regular season started."
Asked what he learned about this year's Jazz team during the preseason, Favors said: "The first thing I learned is we've got a lot of stuff to work on. I know everybody had a lot of high expectations for us this year, but there's still a lot of stuff we've got to work on, as far as on the defensive end and the offensive end, for us to be that team that everybody expects us to be. But overall, I think we had a pretty good preseason.
"Last year, we basically just went out there and played basketball. This year, a lot of people expect (good) stuff out of us, so we've just got to be ready for the pressure. We've got to be ready for the teams coming after us, and just be ready to play."