Utah Jazz: Confident Gordon Hayward scores 34

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    April 14, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    i think i started posting here....by the time...Hayward was drafted...i was one of the guys excited we got Hayward...i watched clips before the draft...and saw someone with crazy skills...he has simple moves yet effective...he always use his jab step effectively...try noticing that when he gets the ball of a curl...plus he can chase down a fast break layup and block it...so this one game...the dude stall the ball from a butler guard...Hayward chased him...blocked his fast break layup...they didnt recover the ball..but that play...had me sold...as well as his very simple yet very deceptive step back three...he would be an awesome player here in the league...he may not be with the ranks of Kobe Lebron Wade and the like...but he would be one of those guys you'd be happy to have a teammate...i was a fan from day one...if only i can get my hands on some Hayward jerseys here

  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    April 14, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    With Milsap - it dosn't matter if starts or is the 6th man - He still will get his minutes and be a good player for us. His $ now are value for money

    I do hope we can get Williams

    Harris, Hayward, Williams, Favors & AJ - starting
    Watson, CJ, Milsap/Evans, Milsap Okur - Bench

    Also our 2nd draft pick plus Weaver, Fes & Jeffers for Insurance

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    April 14, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    BillM75--Thank you for being one of the few who can admit that they booed. I would love to ask every one of those people how they feel now.

    Some people think that Milsap can play the three if he loses some weight. That would be awesome if it could happen. I would really like to see us draft Derrick Williams if we can get him. He could make an immediate impact.

    I want Kirelenko back, but for about 1/3 the salary he is making right now. I also think he may need to come off the bench. That makes things complicated for Corbin. If that is too hard for him to handle then we should let him go.

  • BillM75 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 14, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    I booed Hayward's pick as loud as anyone. I was wrong. He still has a long way to go, and teams will have a scouting report on him next season and won't mistake his awkwardness for being slow, but I am cautiously very optimistic. Manu is a very high ceiling, but there are some similarities, but again, that's a big burden to put on a kid.

    Anyone who wants to get rid of Sap is insane. We would never get close to fair value in a trade, he probably has the best non-rookie contract in the NBA in terms of value per $, and oh yeah, what about the loyalty thing we heard so much about with Matthews?

  • es4 Park City, UT
    April 14, 2011 2:38 p.m.

    @byronbca...to me your comments were ok as u were just expressing your opinion...however many comments were directed at the Jazz front office. It reminded me of when the Jazz selected Stockton(nothing but boo's). I for one believe in this organization and the product we put on the floor.
    @king black...Right on!

  • King Black Paso Robles, CA
    April 14, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    @ es4

    Ya if you read a lot of articles from the archives you will see plenty of Jazz fans saying things they have no clue about or you will see how dumb they can really be or you can see how easiily they contradict themselves...

    Like people saying let Millsap go... what are you guys serious you are the same people last year and beginning of the season who were saying congrats Booz is finally gone now we have a real Pf or how some of them were saying Millsap was there man.. now for no reason they just want to let him go... this is why fans have no clue as to what to do with a franchise im not saying I do but im not that dumb to say let our hardest player just go...

    You guys do realize undersized or not 17ppg, 7rbg, 2.5apg, .9bpg, 1.3spg ooo and with a 53% shooting and .39% at the 3 you guys are straight ridiculous...

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    April 14, 2011 1:06 p.m.

    Re es4:
    You inspired me to go back and see what I wrote, here it is:

    "I really like KOC, I thought what he was able to do last year was brilliant, but I really hate this pick. I hope Ill be eating my words in a few months, but right now I feel a little sick."

    Words never tasted so good and my sickness is long gone, hopefully KOC can pick the right guys again in this draft. KOC really is one of the best GMs in the league and we are lucky to have him here.

    I think KOC recognized that Hayward's work ethic would convert his raw talent into production sooner than later. I'll definitely have more faith with who we pick up in this next draft.

  • es4 Park City, UT
    April 14, 2011 10:58 a.m.

    I just read the article from the archive from June 2010 when Jazz drafted GH. Read all your comments. Many of u bashed KOC and Jazz Front Office for drafting GH. Well...wat u say now?? No wonder todd never post here anymore!

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    April 14, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    I think he looks better with the babyface from Butler. This beard thing doesn't work for him IMO.

  • Skippy West Jordan, UT
    April 14, 2011 9:24 a.m.

    I was one of the very few who was excited when the Jazz drafted Hayward. I thought it was fun to watch him play with Butler. I am glad to see he is doing well and hope only the best for the Jazz player that was booed at his draft. Keep it up next year!

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    April 14, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    Gooooo G-man!!!!!

  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    April 14, 2011 6:29 a.m.

    Looks like the Jazz have found there starting 2 man, Next season CJ & Sap must come from the Bench otherwise trade them.
    Draft needs a starting 3 and a backup 1

    Unit 1,
    Harris, Hayward, Barnes/Williams/Vesley/Jones, Favors & AJ
    Unit 2
    Watson/Knight/Jimmer , CJ, Evans, Milsap & Okur

    Insurance Fes, Weaver & Jeffers

    Goodbye - Price, AK & Elson

    We should also look at any trades that improve our team - only untouchables are Hayward, Favors & Evans - the rest are availble if it improves our team. Altough Okur - I would trade for draft picks

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    April 14, 2011 1:11 a.m.

    If I was at ESA on draft night I would have booed Hayward, I hated the pick. My first thought was: great we've been waiting 6 years for this pick, it had potential to be the number one overall, and they just wasted it on a skinny SF from a mid major who can't shoot threes.

    At the mid way point of the season I thought he had potential to maybe one day be a starter, but not a real difference maker.

    But the kid I saw the last 10 games looks like he could be a potential All Star. There is no doubt in my mind that the Jazz made the right pick. We finally have a good 2 guard! 34 points off of 17 shots with 4 assists is ridiculous.

    Having a 6'8" 2 guard who can play will be a huge advantage down the road. He also seems to have great chemistry already with Favors. I can't wait to see this team next season.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    April 14, 2011 12:08 a.m.

    The Jazz win when they hit 3s.

    Hayward will keep right on improving and I am sure he will work on his 3 point shot over the summer. He is best at the SG but versatile. Lets hope the Jazz get 2 more good draftees.

    This team has a lot of talent. They need to learn to play together. They also have to improve on D. Hayward is a decent defender. He tends to stay in front of his man and that helps AJ, Millsap and Favors.

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    April 14, 2011 12:04 a.m.

    Something even better than this happened to the Jazz's future tonight... Kirilenko's contract expired!!!!

    Halelujah!!! It's finally gone!