Karl Malone will spend part of his summer working with Utah Jazz players Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, he told The Salt Lake Tribune. Jazz CEO Greg Miller confirmed the assignment in a radio interview Wednesday aftermoon. According to Malone, he is not becoming a new assistant coach and won’t receive any compensation for his work — at least until he sees how the situation is working out for everyone involved. "We’ll see if they like me and I like them," Malone said. Malone plans to work with Favors and Kanter in Ruston, La., where he lives. The sessions could continue in Salt Lake City, depending on how the relationships develop. Favors was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 draft. He came to Utah in the Deron Williams trade with New Jersey two years ago. Favors, who turns 22 on July 15, averages 9.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots in only 23.2 minutes per game last season.
Karl Malone says he will work with Favors, Kanter
Salt Lake Tribune | May 30