Better fit for Hayward: Hornets or Jazz?

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  • jferrin1 Sall ake City, UT
    July 10, 2014 2:20 p.m.

    @rvalens2 I agree with you that we need to make sure Haywood wants to be here. I heard that he told USA Today that he didn't want to be here. The last thing we need is another situation like with raja where we pay him for not even being with the team.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 9, 2014 5:13 p.m.

    right now...he'll do good in Charlotte...pressure is off him...and would be the team's third option...his percentages would increase...and along with MKG...they'll form a good defensive wing utah...he'll be primary not familiar with Snyder's style...but i hope Snyder would figure something out

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    July 9, 2014 4:06 p.m.


    I am sorry to say that I am not a mind reader and can't repeat with your certainty what Hayward wants or will do. That's why I say ask him to eliminate any doubt. The last thing the Jazz need is another poison pill, Raja Bell situation.

    It's a simple question that deserves an answer; especially when you consider the amount of money Gordon will be paid.

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    July 9, 2014 3:52 p.m.

    It is way too much money for someone to play basketball but we the fans spoil these kid. Jazz management, please stick the pin in the balloon, pay Hayward the max and hope for the best.

  • Copacetic Logan, UT
    July 9, 2014 2:52 p.m.

    @ rvalens2:

    I disagree. Any sensible player (and Hayward is sensible) will be happy to play for whichever team is willing to pay such an enormous amount of money. He might've been a bit more happy with a different team, but will nonetheless be happy.
    Whether that is with the Jazz or the Bobcats, it will be 5 times more annually than he has been making thus far in his career and about 10 times more in a single year than the average wage earner (like his dad) makes in their lifetime.

    Hayward is from a blue-collar family, so appreciates the value of money. If he doesn't now give his all to whichever team pays him, he will be cutting the throat of the remainder of his career. His numbers would then drop and he will soon be considered either a flash-in-the-pan or a has-been. His following contract would drop off to a fraction of what this one is. Hayward is too smart to let that happen.

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    July 9, 2014 2:49 p.m.


  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    July 9, 2014 2:20 p.m.

    The real question is "Does Gordon Hayward want to play for the Jazz?" The "better fit" point is moot until Gordon, or his agent, answer that question.