This is the biggest win for the Jazz this year, by far. There are basically 5
players you can't go wrong with but Parker is reportedly not for sure to
declare for the draft, so right now there are only 4. Also, in most years
someone from far outside the top three leapfrogs into the top 3 picks, making a
good chance the Jazz will fall to #5 anyway. If this were to happen and Parker
stayed in school we would still be looking at Noah Vonleh instead of Julius
Randle at the #5 spot. This would be the likely worst case scenario. Vonleh will
probably be a very good player but will take a feww years.
Boston isn't giving up their pick for Hayward. A sign and trade would be
Come on!!!!! Where are the conspiracy theorists now? Small market
vs. big market (THE Storied Boston Celtics no less) and the Jazz win a coin toss
against them? How is this possible? The NBA is rigged!!Oh never
mind...must be because Stern retired????? /sYou all know there would
be a long stream of comments lamenting our small market and how a weighted coin
was used.The other good news is that Corbin will be out soon.
Maybe we can hire someone who will actually hold players accountable to play
@Man in ChargeAs a Restricted Free Agent, as long as Gordon Hayward
has not signed a qualifying offer from another team, he can sign with the Jazz
and then be traded. This according to the CBAFAQ website.If Hayward
signs a qualifying offer with another team, then the jig is up. The Jazz
can't sign and then trade him (without his consent) for at least one year
and even if he agrees to a trade (during that time) under no circumstances can
he be traded to the team that made the original qualifying offer.So,
the Jazz do have an opportunity to trade Gordon Hayward after all; however, any
trade must happen before a qualifying offer comes from another team, which would
happen in July.
"Can't trade a free agent." Man in ChargeHayward,
however, is a Restricted Free Agent. Here is the NBA rule, which I got from
their website:"A team is allowed to re-sign their own free agent
and immediately trade him to another team by adding a clause to the contract
making it invalid if the player is not traded to a specific team within 48
hours. A sign-and-trade contract must be for three years or longer, and a team
does not acquire the players Bird rights."Meaning, the Jazz can
re-sign Hayward and then trade him. That's what happened to Ryan Anderson,
and Tyreke Evans, both of whom were restricted free agents.Or, am I
misreading this? If so, please describe how?
@SchneeNobody in their right mind would trade a top draft pick for a
player they can sign in free agency. If we do a sign and trade with Boston for
Gordon we'd probably get a second round pick, but this is unlikely to
happen. If we sign Gordon to an extension we won't be able to trade him for
a while due to the rules of the CBA.
@Johnny Triumph3 draft picks in the top 35, plus Raul Neto even better!
@Man in ChargeI'm not sure if there are timeline limits on it or if
this sort of thing was limited in the most recent CBA but couldn't the Jazz
do a sign-and-trade?
FT"Wow this is great news and now if they would just sign Jimmer
we would be back in the playoffs."You must be joking. rvalens2"Now, trade Gordon Hayward for Boston's pick and
make my day! Two lottery picks in this year's draft would be
amazing!"Can't trade a free agent.
Great news! It just might be the Jazz's year.Now, trade Gordon
Hayward for Boston's pick and make my day! Two lottery picks in this
year's draft would be amazing!
3 picks in the top 35, should be a solid year with a few years of continued
rebuilding ahead of us. And good for the Jazz for not throwing the Minnesota
Wow this is great news and now if they would just sign Jimmer we would be back
in the playoffs.
Things are going the Jazz's way. Hopefully it is harbinger of things to