Apr 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors (15) dribbles in the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng (5) at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz Rumors: Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter could form amazing tandem

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The Utah Jazz are one of the rising teams in the NBA and they’re looking to take strides this year under new leadership and with new talent.

The drafting of Dante Exum makes the team more exciting than they’ve been in the past but there is more than just young point guards working towards making the Jazz a better team in 2014-15. Derrick Favors moving back to power forward will allow him to be more successful and may help him grow a tandem with Enes Kanter.

According to Cody Taylor from Basketball Insiders, the tandem of Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors in Utah could end up being one of the best young frontcourt pairings in the NBA this season.

Their play together has already proven to be better defensively than their predecessors in Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap as the Jazz give up fewer points to opponents with Favors and Kanter on the floor than it did with Jefferson and Millsap playing. Favors has great athleticism and immense potential, and should continue to improve in key statistical categories. The Jazz are one of the increasing amount of teams that feature a promising young core of guys and could be a team to watch in the upcoming years.

The Utah Jazz need to have a good season out of Favors as he’s moving back to his natural position of power forward and Kanter moving and focusing more on center will help their tandem grow. It’s not a slam dunk by any means, but things are working right for the Jazz and that’s important for their future as a young and growing team.

Be sure to check FanSided.com’s official NBA page to keep up to date on the latest news and rumors from around the league all summer long.

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