Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward, Jazz brass look to future with no deal in hand

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Nov. 3, 2013 5:17 p.m.


    to be honest...i think i already saw this coming...maybe he took it personally when the Utah Crowd didnt want him during draft day...this is why you don't boo picks...you just take them as it is...and now...people would say he was selfish....i dont think he didnt want to have anything to do with it...and just wanted to improve and play...so he let his agent do all the talking...because...that's what agent's do...we are no longer in the 80s and 90s...where in John Stockton...would take less money for some ice time for his kid...next time we draft someone...let us all just think positively...give the person a chance if we support him and turns out to be good...who knows...he might stay...its like the old saying....first impressions lasts....

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    Nov. 2, 2013 11:23 a.m.

    sneaky jimmy funny how all the players that have left seem to be doing preety good and they don't play for sloan.i don't know of any player that left that they wern't reluctant to pay. that is why they are gone that is why most of the players there rigt now will be gone next year. it wont be because the want to go it will be because they won't pay them. then they will sign some has been's with expiring contracts for the same money they could have got good players. and call it rebuilding

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    Nov. 2, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    I just don't see Hayward being a solid part of the team. He is an Kyrelenko type player, does a lot of things well, but is never going to be the go-to guy. Jazz should trade him to Sac for Jimmer and Patterson.

    LAJazzman: I dont think the jazz have been reluctant to pay players in the past. The players just think they are better than they are. Sloan used to get more out of his players in his system than other teams ever did.

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    Nov. 2, 2013 6:21 a.m.

    got to look out for himself. we have seen what the jazz do for players who have played for nothing then when it comes time to get paid they sandbag and they are all gone. if he signed a cheap contract they would trade him for a expiring contract. none of the brass give two flips about players just expiring contracts and making themselves look good.they wasted 3 mil when they needed players, on raja just to play little head games. 3 mil to sit at the house just so he couldn't play anywere else. that told me all i need to know abouthow the jazz operate.

  • ColoJazzFan Aurora, CO
    Nov. 1, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    I think Gordon needs a new agent or needs to get his head clear and make up some lost ground by this selfish move. In the wake of John Stockton's book, he pulls the biggest blunder by showing the fans why they should give him no confidence. John was willing to take whatever Larry offered and didn't get greedy. I'm not sure why Gordon thinks he is more important than the other three main parts of the "core four". If he stays greedy, how can the Jazz do right by Kanter and Burk? Bad form Gordon! Bad Form!!!

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Nov. 1, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    For those who think that Utah might trade him this year, it is an option. However, I wonder how many teams would even consider a trade for him. If a trade were to be made, then at the end of this season, he is still in free agency and the team that traded for him would have to make the decision of whether of not to match any offer he receives (just as the Jazz have the opportunity to match any offer if they keep him). I think a trade would be very remote. Let's see what he does this year - that might be the deciding factor as to whether the Jazz will match or not. Good luck Gordon and good luck Jazz.