Utah Jazz notebook: Gordon Hayward game-time decision vs. Dallas

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Nov. 23, 2013 9:15 p.m.

    @Jazz Source

    That's what you get when you are learning from Al Jefferson and watching him play...

  • DocHolliday reno, NV
    Nov. 22, 2013 3:36 p.m.


    I play basket ball twice a week in a city league. I don't get paid to play, but I have to pay to play. I have bruised my knees, thighs, had hurt ankles. I keep playing, and I am just playing for fun.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Nov. 22, 2013 2:43 p.m.

    DRay. Jimmer and Hayward would be good traveling buddies? what? why? What in the world would make you think that? Let me guess.

  • Kaladin Greeley, CO
    Nov. 22, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    Come on "fans" quit getting so down. this season is going great. Can't wait for the next 3-4 years with youngsters growing into a contender!

  • daviscoug Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 22, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    @ DocHolliday

    Two questions:

    1. Ever bruised your kneecap? Hurts like crazy!
    2. I may have missed this bit of news but does this article say anywhere that Hayward is not playing tonight?

    I'm sure that if Karl or John had a bruised kneecap at some point that they did whatever they could that was available to alleviate the pain and then go out and play. Give the kid a break! Let's see you go out and play!

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Nov. 22, 2013 10:18 a.m.

    In search of victory #2...

    The search will end eventually...

    It just won't happen tonight.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Nov. 22, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    Gordon Hayward Season FG% .397
    Gordon Hayward Season 3PT% .300

    Dismal. Not just a couple of games either. Ewww.

    Kanter is really the best starting shooter we have. Its unfortunate that his pick and roll defense is the equivalent of Al Jeffersons. It is inexcusable for a player with his athletic talent and mobility to be ALLOWED to continue to play defense like that.

    13 games in and we are seeing the exact same lousy defense from Kanter defending the high pick and roll. Teams are thrilled to see we have a great replacement for Al Jefferson which equates to a layup or dunk in crunch time. Meanwhile our coaching staff does nothing about it and it is allowed to continue. Corbin needs to be fired for this alone.

    The organization and Corbin are on the record blathering on about building a strong defensive team....yet we same the same mistakes and players are allowed not to defend when we know Kanter has the mobility and the motor to move his feet....but he doesn't have to because he gets to play without making the effort.

    Bench Kanter til he gets it and fire Corbin for allowing it!

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    Nov. 22, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    It will be good for him to sit and watch. He is not doing the job when he is in the game.

  • DocHolliday reno, NV
    Nov. 22, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    Would Malone or Stockton ever have even thought of missing a game for a bruised kneecap? Never. Players these days are so weak and wimpy. Sad.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 22, 2013 8:08 a.m.

    When a injury occurs the team can try different players at different positions. Good for the learning process. As mentioned players will have "those nights." Just like every day at our jobs is not terrific..

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Nov. 22, 2013 6:37 a.m.

    We are too hard on our sports stars, for sure. Gordon Heyward maybe needs a rest from the pressure of losing....maybe Jimmer added to the team could help with that. Got a feeling they would be good traveling buddies as well. Best wishes to Hayward in his personal life. He has shown great character and leadership thus far.