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Former Jazzman Kyle Korver also makes the roster

Published: Monday, July 14 2014 2:54 p.m. MDT

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Copacetic
Logan, UT

Obviously,, national basketball pundits see the skills and potential in Hayward more-so than a lot of local Jazz fans who comment on these on-line article posts. It's a real honor to be chosen for this national team. More NBA teams than not didn't have any of their players chosen.

Now that Hayward is decidedly a long-term Jazz player (and starter), we should get behind him and support him (and the rest of the team) all the way. Am I jealous of his contract? Darn right I am. But I certainly don't blame him for getting whatever the free-market would allow. Kudos to him for the way the NBA as a whole perceives him. At his young age, I believe his best basketball is yet to come. He hasn't yet hit his prime.

I'm genuinely excited about this and upcoming seasons. They will set a solid foundation for long-term success in a similar way to how San Antonio has done it. Dennis Lindsey was a part of that.

It now feels like the Jazz are headed in the right direction, both from a coaching standpoint as well as with player personnel.

Iowa Jazz Fan 2
Cedar Rapids, IA

Anyone care to predict whether Hayward or Parsons make the twelve-man cut? Both? Neither?

If Gordon ends up playing on this team, will that make the max contract a little more justifiable in the eyes of us fans? If he doesn't, I know the outcry against it will be even louder!

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

Houston is going to rue the day they let Parsons walk. Dallas is now a top four team in the West.

Carnak
Salt Lake City, UT

Lillard>Hayward.

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

Let's put a stop to this right now.. Hayward is better than Parsons.

VeraLouise
Sandy, UT

Thank you, Copacetic, for saying something so very positive about Gordon. His being selected to this US Men's team is good recognition for his abilities. I, too, am excited for this season with the new faces as well as the returning "old" ones. Can't wait to see how Coach Dreamy motivates and mentors these fellows. It will be good to see people jump back on the bandwagon. It looks to be a fun season.

Go Jazzboys tonight in Las Vegas!!

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

Way to go Lillard! Best player to come out of Utah in 20 or so years.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Copacetic

Obviously, national basketball pundits see the skills and potential in Hayward more-so than a lot of local Jazz fans who comment on these on-line article posts.

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Christian Laettner was selected to Dream Team 1 over Shaquille O'neal. Let's hope they are more right about Hayward than they were about Laettner.

Go Jazz!!

Long Lost America
Salt Lake City, UT

@Uteology:

"Christian Laettner was selected to Dream Team 1 over Shaquille O'neal. Let's hope they are more right about Hayward than they were about Laettner."

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That's a poor analogy. The reasons for putting Laettner on that Olympic team were unabashedly faulty, and it had little to do with anything other than a token college player was viewed as necessary on a team of established all star NBA veterans. Laettner happened to be representative of NCAA champion Duke and fit the requirements of being one of the most successful college players of his era. He was not even expected to be a good pro by many experts at that time.
It fit the requirements and had nothing to do with whether he was a good NBA player. He just so happened to be a more accomplished player than Shaq was at that time. It is a fact. Everyone knew from the start he was not in a class with the rest of the Dream Team and would get extremely little playing time on that team.

scalman
Temecula, CA

Hayward's all-around talent and court intelligence is undeniable to the serious basketball analyst. The only thing he hasn't proven is his ability to score in the clutch. Two of the top 50 of all time, Pippen and Malone, developed all-around scoring abilities later in their careers. Perhaps Gordon will, too. What's exciting me recently is now the Jazz have three top passers on their team for Snyder's new fast-moving offense, Hayward, Alec Burks and Dante Exum.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Long Lost America

Laettner happened to be representative of NCAA champion Duke and fit the requirements of being one of the most successful college players of his era. He was not even expected to be a good pro by many experts at that time.

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Christian Laettner was selected #3 in the 1992 draft. I agree with you he shouldn't have been selected on Dream Team 1.

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