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Utah Jazz to bring in more NBA draft hopefuls

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  • dhsalum Saint George, UT
    May 30, 2014 3:36 p.m.

    Hayward can't be traded until July 1st

  • Cedar Jim CEDAR CITY, UT
    May 30, 2014 10:53 a.m.

    I would sign Hayward but not for the big money. I think he is thinking Boston anyway. He is a good piece for what the Jazz need overall. Never has proven he can be go to guy.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    May 30, 2014 10:03 a.m.

    I guess they are looking for another Wes Mathews.

    The real question is what do they do at the #5 slot?

    Will they trade up?

    The more I look at this the more it seems likely that Hayward is gone. Count on at least one GM to overpay....there always is at least one. So if that is the case the Jazz may as well pull a sign/trade, combine it with Kanter, plus the #5 pick and trade it to the Cavs for Embid. Long shot I know. Hayward is leaving for zilch if you don't trade him so you are really not losing anything you were not already losing.

    If you trade Kanter/get Embid you are getting a player with more upside at both ends. Embid has great measureables and he defends unlike Kanter. Offensively eventually as good as Kanter just not yet. If Embids back is healthy (reports from private workouts say he looks great) then he is easily the #1 pick and the best prospect in the draft.

    The Jazz need a franchise-changing star/difference maker because we don't have one now. Embid could be an allstar at both ends.