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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23 2013 11:10 p.m. MDT

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Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

I know this is the pre-season...but it is exactly the reason why i worry...Hayward is entrusted to be a major player for the team...he shot horribly...and if he truly wanted to be an All-Star...he needed to get to the line more often...because that's what all-stars do...im going to be hard on him because i like his game...he could play both sides...and is a jack of all trades...the problem...he is a master at none...well probably those awesome chasedowns...but...i think he needs to step up his game...if this is his ceiling i think the jazz should still extend him....and be the second or third option behind a guy like Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker...right now...even if he's my favorite player in the roster..i think he needs to step up more....and i think...his decision making has fallen...im not used to him...taking that many shots and missing a lot...offensive efficiency is down...i just hope he picks it up in the season...coz i got Hayward in all of my fantasy leagues...

rvalens2
Burley, ID

Favors' play was terrific! But the real surprise of the night for me was the play of Rudy Gobert. If he keeps it up he'll be the first option off the bench to fill in for Kanter.

Andris Biedrins may not see much playing time if Gobert can contribute like he did last night.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

This will test Hayward's character...he is shooting awful this pre-season...and he doesn't get to the line as often as one would like....if he really wanted to be an all-star he should average 6-8 FT attempts per game....his shooting percentages are down this pre-season...and im not sure why...this might expose Hayward as a Role player rather than a Legit star...i know i am hard on him...its because i like his game...and i know he can do better...it's just up to him...to step up to the plate this coming season and prove me wrong...

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

Still no love for Burks Jody?? Didn't have a very good shooting night but does still not really get the chance for solid minutes.I always said the Jazz would not tank but but starting Lucas and signing Tinsley??? Jazz are tanking...

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

The Jazz have to be very careful indeed at this point. It is "so far, so good". Nevertheless, you cannot "build Rome in a day" no matter how good the signs are. Corbin appears in his element of being a teacher. The youngsters appear to be responding. Let's sit back and enjoy the ride and not put a ho lot of expectations on 22 year olds. The time for the Jazz will come if they just follow the blueprint. It must be said that Michael Wacha of Cardinals is also 22. However, baseball is a different game. The best thing that Corbin can do at this point is to look for "swelled heads" and to take out his pin and keep the players with their feet on the ground and their heads in the clouds.

fortydam
OREM, UT

Hayward and Burks have the same issues, they both look out of control most of time. Although Hayward with his size and play making ability will aid in rebounding and assist, his shooting is always weak. Both he and Burks do a good job getting to the rim, then just chuck it up into space. I think Ian Clark is currently a better shooter, defender, and backup point guard than Burks. I here trade rumors are hot for Rush. I think they need to move him for a point guard like Hinrich. These kids are not going to get much help developing from the point they have now. I think Cook, Harris, Hudson and Machado all look terrible.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

@Kakashi @fortydam

I have to agree with you, Burks and Hayward do look out of control at times. The Jazz need an on-court general to improve. Someone who can direct the team and play under control. I was hoping that was going to be Trey Burke, but with his injury we are not going to find out for a few months.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

First, good hard fought game. Favors and Gobert were awesome and has been stated Hayward and Burks were not. The point guard position right now is as bad as I've seen it since the Jazz came to town. It sounds like Tinsley is on his way back and I'm ok with that. I want the Jazz to get Trey back and getting starter minutes so we can see his prospects for the future. I'm a huge Jazz fan and my biggest worry is that they will make some moves that will make them a decent team, not good enough for the playoffs but too good to get Wiggins or Parker in the draft. Drafting is the only way we can get a potential super star I think and to that end I'm ok if they lose games this year. I've never said that before but I'm thinking about the future.

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