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Published: Sunday, Feb. 23 2014 6:30 p.m. MST

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gehelmke
Bastrop, TX

In my opinion, the reason Hayward didn't sign back when Favors did is the simple fact that he wants to play for his Butler coach again...Can't blame him for that....The individual the Jazz have given the coach's reins leaves a lot to be desired. That has to be frustrating for a kid coming from a well-coached college program.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Hayward didn't sign because his agent wanted a bigger commission on a bigger deal. These agents feed these players $$hype for their own selfish interest. Gordon took the bait.

Now Hayward is buckling under the pressure of not signing/playing for a higher contract and he can't shoot/throw it in the ocean.

Where are all the whiners who complained about Jazz management for NOT caving and giving Hayward a better deal?

Jazz management is looking reasonably smart now.

Hayward was wanting obviously bigger money than the Jazz thought he was worth and Hayward is demonstrating he really is NOT a leader at all. His head is hanging and he has zero confidence. This doesn't happen to "stars"/1st option guys. Period. He has had the green light and so in this instance it is not coaching. Hayward is a 2nd or 3rd option.

They should let Favors sit/heal for the rest of the season. Why play him and risk repeated re-aggravation of this injury?

The team can't win a game without Favors (currently 0-9 w/out Favors) so really it would help our draft position alot if we just kept Favors out.

fortydam
OREM, UT

Let's hope Hayward impresses Boston enough to give up a first rounder and a player. Evidently Hayward's shooting problems eclipsed his other attributes enough that other teams wouldn't give up a first rounder for him before the deadline. His defense is really getting bad too, even when Kanter get's up on the pick and roll, our wings fail to rotate, leaving the baseline wide open.

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