Getting to know the 2012-2013 Jazz

Published: Thursday, Oct. 11 2012 12:00 p.m. MDT

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George Nikitin, AP
Position: Small Forward

Prior to NBA: Butler University

3rd season

Hayward was the selected by the Jazz as the 9th overall pick in the 2010 draft. As a rookie, Hayward played in 72 games, averaging just under 17 minutes per contest. In his second season he started 58 of the 66 games he played.

In the 2011-12 season, Hayward averaged 11.8 points per game, more than double what he averaged during his rookie year. He became one of the best free throw shooters on the Jazz, shooting 83 percent from the line.

The last game of Hayward's rookie season was arguably his best, as he had 34 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. He also made 5/6 from behind the 3-point line.

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I really appreciate all of this background information on the Jazz roster. It will help me as I am looking forward to a very successful Jazz season. Thanks for a terrific article.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I was at the game last night. For the first time in years we actually have some speed. The offense was far more than just trying to get the ball to Jefferson inside. This should really open the game quite a bit. Favors struggled quite a bit, but everyone, especially Kanter looks like they have improved their game. Hayward and Burks really looked good both offensively and defensively. Good to have Mo back and I really like Marvin and Randy as well.

Burley, ID

So, what are the Jazz going to do about Raja Bell? Anybody out there know?

3+ million dollars seems like an awful lot of money for someone to pass out the water.

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