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Published: Monday, April 7 2014 9:20 p.m. MDT

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coleman51
Orem, UT

If the Jazz are to have any chance to develop their team, a lottery pick may be critical this off-season. The Jazz need to swallow their pride and lose the remaining games on their schedule in order to do this. They will have the Golden State first round pick, but that will be late in the first round when the player will likely be non-consequential. What is not being spoken here in the article is the likelihood that the Jazz will lose Gordon Hayward. He and his agent want $60 million and he simply hasn't played to that level to deserve it. Being a restricted free agent by choice, he will likely get an offer from some team for that amount. If so, the Jazz should not match that offer and let him go. If they do, his contract will be a drag on the franchise for years and he can never be traded. The future of the franchise will be greatly be determined this Summer with what is before them.

J-TX
Allen, TX

Once again, my Lakers will beat the Jazz.

Unfortunately, it will be in gaining the #1 draft pick in the lottery of losers.....

Go Lakers!!

buryme
Mesa, AZ

The Jazz are smart enough not to give Hayward what he wanted last summer. This year has not helped his stock. A role player yes, but certainly not the aircraft carrier. Many worry about the Celtics paying max money for Hayward. Ainge ain't that dumb.

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

With Corbin as coach it just ain't right to use Jazz and contain in the same sentence. I keep hearing Ty talk about offensive shortcomings. He's barking up the wrong tree.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

The game with the Lakers could very well be the funniest in the history of the NBA.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

The Jazz' future won't hinge on Hayward, unless they get dumb and pay him the max money. We'd be in for a worse ride than the Boozer/Okur spend-fest a few years ago; at least those guys produced.

wilsod
Madison, WI

And what happens if Jabari Parker decides not to declare for the draft. Will the Jazz need to tank next year also?

coleman51
Orem, UT

I actually think Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics are that dumb. I think they will offer Gordon Hayward a max contract. The only question is if the Utah Jazz are dumber and match their offer.

ABELIEVER
roy, UT

The draft will take care of it self and if we don't do well next year, the Jazz will have a chance to draft a very good player. I hope the Jazz sign Gordon but no more than eight to nine million a year.

I personally think Jabari will stay in school next year to win a championship, plus he will have three of the tops players from high school on next years Duke team to play with. Jabari will play in the NBA and play 12 to 15 years and make lots of money no matter what.

Good luck Jazz and I hope Jabari stays in school and plays with the best coach in college since John Wooden.

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

Don't count the Suns out of the Hayward sweepstakes. Hayward deserves and will get the $12,000,000. if that is what he wants. If Hayward wants out of Utah, he will not go the restricted agent route. He will sign the Jazz offer sheet which will force a trade to the team of his choice.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Don't worry, the jazz will have plenty of future years to get great draft picks. They will be very bad for a very very long time. "let the youngsters play" was all I read about last year, and now that it is happening they are terrible! Good call

Farmhand20
Vernal, UT

It is too bad the Jazz didn't have the common sense and wherewithal, to know every game since they were eliminated from the playoffs would determine there position in the draft lottery. Not just the final 5 games. Of course no one should be surprised, they had the perfect coach right under their noses as a replacement for Coach Sloan, and let him go to Phoenix.

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