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Utah Jazz notebook: If not for trade, Gordon Hayward could've wound up with Knicks

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  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Jan. 15, 2011 12:27 p.m.

    To Springman72: Sorry, but the Jazz did not draft Matthews. That is why we lost him - he was on a one year contract. Had he been drafted, he would have had a 3 year contract and would still be with the Jazz.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 14, 2011 2:36 p.m.

    Hayward may turn out to be an Adam Keefe type,which isn`t a bad thing,hard worker,who will learn to be in the right place at the right time...Go Jazz

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 14, 2011 10:20 a.m.

    Kakashi are you serious? Hayward might be an All-Star and a definitely a good player in the league?

    When his contract runs out, he will be in Europe.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 13, 2011 11:44 p.m.

    Hayward have good set of skills for his height...with minutes and experience...he will definitely be a good player in the league...an All-Star? im not quite sure...but what i know...is he will be a very good contributor...to any team

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    Is he for real? In all honesty I think that in 5 years Hayward will be better than him. But I haven't followed too much...

  • BillM75 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    Landry Fields was projected as a bust. He's one of the biggest surprises in draft history. NOBODY saw this coming, even in retrospect. Hard to compare him to Wall or Griffen, completely diff players, but those three are far far ahead of the rest of their class.

    The groupies in NYC would've lost their minds had innocent looking Gordon gone to the Knicks. Kid wouldn't get a wink of sleep.

  • Jazzman72 Springville, UT
    Jan. 13, 2011 1:27 p.m.

    I think Hayward was drafted with the thought of being Kirilenko's replacement. He is very talented, and has a high basketball IQ. I think with more playing time, he could develop into a very solid player. I wouldn't be surprised to see AK gone by the trade deadline. @JFFR: There are players who are better than expected that come from every draft. The Jazz were on the receiving end of that with Millsap and Matthews.

  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    Jan. 13, 2011 9:08 a.m.

    Because landry Fields is also outperforming picks 2-8.

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2011 7:47 a.m.

    How come no one else seems to be upset about the fact that Landry Fields is out performing our #9 pick?