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Published: Thursday, Jan. 9 2014 2:40 p.m. MST

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Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

Hayward is good but he is still too spotty. I can't see anything on the Boston roster that I would want. But there are many, many teams that would want Rondo. A three or four team blockbuster deal?? I would not take anything but two first rounders .Thing is if Jazz get high enough to draft Parker or Wiggins there is your replacement for Hayward anyway. This will be interesting..

rvalens2
Burley, ID

If Boston wants Gordon Hayward they had better get a deal going now, rather then wait for the bidding to begin. It would be sad to see Gordon leave the Jazz. But if Boston makes a terrific offer for him, it would be tough for the Jazz to say no. There is no doubt that Hayward would smile at the thought of playing for his college coach.

There is, of course, the risk that Hayward blooms into a perennial All-Star. However, the Jazz might be able to parlay what Boston offers them into another high draft pick this summer. Two picks, in the top 12, would be an awesome score for the Jazz. Loaded drafts (like the one this summer) only come around every 10 to 12 years.

gehelmke
Bastrop, TX

Hayward is a complete player, and any team in the league would be happy to have him...When the Jazz failed to come to an agreement with him earlier, I predicted that if they wanted to keep him, they'd have to go deep in their pockets....and I predicted that the team who would be after him would be Boston.....I stand by that prediction.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

@gehelmke

Gordon Hayward is a complete player? I guess it depends on your definition but this season he is shooting .317 from 3 point range and .415 FG% (both career lows). I am not sure that is a complete player.

Lately he seems to be getting out of his season long shooting slump. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come and he can consistently contribute and not be such an inefficient shooter. All around other than shooting he does pretty well but when most think of complete I think shooting a decent % is at or near the top of their list.

As far as the story is concerned regarding Boston my guess is this is wishful thinking. These ESPN analysts make news and controversy and it is mostly about 90% self-promotion and about 10% fact.

My guess is the Jazz are prepared to pay Hayward what they believe he is worth to a team. Once again I think we have decent GM staff to evaluate talent and not overpay to hamstring the team a la Kirilenko. If they did trade Hayward you could bet a team would be paying dearly or no trade would happen.

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

Everybody knows that Hayward, if he stays healthy will command a lot of money. The difference is the Jazz were counting on their "restricted free agent" hammer along with most players fear of losing the big contract to get him to take less for a guaranteed 30 or so million over three or four years.

Don't be supprised if Hayward signs or offers to sign the Jazz's qualifying offer. This will force the Jazz to either give him what he wants or trade him to the destination of his choice which might be the Suns.

The Kirlenko deal was not a bad one. The Jazz gave the team to Williams and look what he has done to the Nets.

joe5
South Jordan, UT

Jazz Source: gehelmke shows his sophistication as a fan while you do not. Basketball is much more than shooting. In fact, the best indicator of a complete player is one who contributes so much that his play still demands that he be on the floor when he is not shooting so well.

no comment
New Orleans, LA

It has also been speculated that I want a date with Kate Upton.

My chance is as good as Boston's!

Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

What are we, a farm team for the NBA, when our players are ripe we ship them off to market.
Makes for boring basketball year in and year out. Forget about the draft and all the wishful thinking in the front office and give us some basketball.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@Elcapitan

last time i checked they were playing basketball...and the last time i checked...the guys that really have value to us...that we drafted...we're AK47 Paul Millsap and Deron Williams...the only other player that we scouted and found as a diamond in the rough was Wesley Matthews...other than those 4...no one really impressed anyone after they have been to utah...remember when guys like Shandon Anderson and Ronnie Brewer went to other teams...what a great farm house we are...if we really were a farm team of the NBA..only 3 of the four guys that were out of utah that we drafted are producing?...AK47 no longer the AK when he was in Utah....Paul Millsap is doing great in Atlanta...Deron Williams...is injured....Wesley Matthews is a role player...if we ship Hayward Burks and Kanter...and all three became all-stars...then i would admit that our team is a farm team....but right now...its rebuilding...to be competitive in the upcoming seasons...no one said it would be an instant change anyway...

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