Derrick Favors Married, Wife, Family, Net Worth
The former Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is coming to NBA’s new 2019 season wearing new colors in the basketball court.
The new New Orleans Pelicans signing impressed the selectors with a terrific 2018-19 season for the Utah Jazz. He played a total of 76 games and scored 70 points with outstanding points per game ratio of 11.8. Now, the Pelicans fans are eagerly waiting to see their star forward in action in the 2019-20 season.
Derrick and Shivolli DaSilva dated each other for a long time and got engaged in 2015. But, after three years of togetherness, the couple split up in 2018.
However, Derrick and his ex-fiancee', Shivolli, boast three lovely children: twin daughters(Serenitee and Sanaa Favors) and son Derrick Favors Jr.
Derrick Favor poses with children; son Derrick Favors Jr( middle) and daughters: Serenitee and Sanaa Favors in February 2019 (Photo: Derrick Favor's Instagram)
Thus, the ex-couple may not stay together, but they continue to co-parent their children. Post the failed relationship and baby daddy responsibilities; Derrick is focused on playing basketball rather than getting married and starting a new family.
Bio: Age, Height
Derrick Favor was born on 15 July 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents raised him alongside his older sister Tiffany and younger brother Brandon in a family of five.
As a teenager, Derrick played high school basketball. The Atlanta native's height of 6 feet 10 inches(2.08m) and weight of 120.2kg increased his odds of stealing the ball from his opponents and score points through dunks.
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The powerhouse was ranked the number one high school player in the country in 2009. Thus, it was no surprise when he was draft picked in the NBA in 2010 by New Jersey.
After one year with the team, he joined Utah Jazz. There, his career stats improved as he played 632 games and scored 436 points with a ratio of 11.6 points per game.
Now, the 28-year-old forward is playing under a new contract for New Orleans Pelicans and is gearing for the new NBA season.
Salary & Net Worth
Utah Jazz made the most robust choice of the summer when they traded Derrick Favors to the New Orleans Pelicans. The power forward had propelled the Jazz points per 100 possessions to plus 3.4 together with fellow striker Gobert in the 2018-19 season.
He was traded to Utah Jazz in 2013 from New Jersey Nets following a pretty ordinary season. There, the then-newcomer had signed a four-year contract which would land him an average salary of $11,737,500.
Showing consistent performances for the Jazz, Derrick was offered a 2-year contract extension which saw his salary creep up to a massive $18,800,000 a year.
However, 2019 came with a surprise for all NBA lover as the forward was traded to the Pelicans which would see him earn a base salary of $16,000,000 and propel his net worth to around $20,000,000.