Bottom line is Lindsey told Hill goodbye unless you want to work cheaper.
Question is, is the Serbian looking for bright lights. Jazz won't sign Hill
and the Serbian. I don't think anybody knows what Hayward is
thinking, probably not even his wife. He will go or stay depending on where she
wants to live and the team situation at that location. Biggest thing the Jazz
have going is he knows the Jazz are committed to him as the face of the
franchise and other teams are looking at him as the number two or three.Here's hoping that the Jazz don't commit to developing talent
for other teams as they have been doing.
Alpiner--now that one made me chuckle!
Gordon will want to say down the road, looking back, "I was a Boston
Celtic", which has slightly more cachet than telling his kids and grandkids,
"I was a Utah Jazzman."Honestly Jazz fans, Hayward's
not a Utah guy, but he definitely is a midwestern guy; but if the Pacers
don't want or get him, Boston is where he'll be happiest with a chance
to establish a back-half-of-his-career legacy that he'll look back on with
fondness the remainder of his and his family's life.Bye,
I think Gordon has as good of a chance at a ring in Utah as anywhere else he
could go. Boston isn't any closer to winning a title than Utah is. In fact,
I think Utah has a lot more depth than Boston. The Warriors can't sign
him and neither can the Cavs. I think Houston is a no, and who would want
Popovich as your coach when you could have Snyder. To me, that's a
no-brainer. Besides, Hayward doesn't strike me as someone who wants to
ride the gravy train. Working hard and battling for a ring would mean a lot more
than riding the train to a ring.
I looked up some draft projections and one of them shows the Jazz picking Frank
Jackson from Duke/Alpine saying that Jackson wowed in the combine. Since the
Jazz decided to pick Exum from a Nike High School tournament without any college
experience perhaps the Duke experience and actually doing well at the combine
might be compelling to them. How interesting it would be if they picked Jackson
and then took a roll of the dice on Mika with their second pick in the second
I honestly think the Jazz should consider resigning Hayward and packaging him in
a deal to get the number 1 pick in the draft from Boston which would benefit
both teams quite a bit. Hayward's stock is really high now and it's
time to sell so work out a deal Jazz and get that number 1 pick in the draft!
I found it interesting that GM Lindsey mentioned Exum having the potential to
play at SF.
Sorry, Hayward will get very good offers from leading contending teams for a NBA
Title and ring. I believe he wants the ring more than anything at this point.
How many tens of millions do you need to be set for life? No, Hayward is about
winning, and winning it all and that means good-bye to the Jazz. Gone are the
days when players stay with the Jazz for their career. The Jazz are becoming a
good developmental organization that will have a few seasons of breaking into
the playoffs followed by re-building. Thanks Hayward, you were fun to watch.