Brad Rock: Jazz are going nowhere if Gordon Hayward doesn't play like a star

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  • Uncle_Dave Springville, UT
    April 21, 2017 12:33 p.m.

    Rock is wrong if he thinks Hayward has to score 30 for the Jazz to win. Love Hayward, but moving the ball on offense is key regardless of who gets the points. The Jazz have a lot of good shooters. Move the ball to the open man! Go JAZZ!!!

  • Hugh G. Hayter Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2017 10:54 a.m.

    Sure Hawyard has had a few 30 point games.
    But when it counts he disappears. Are we all forgetting last season's failed playoff push?
    He does not deserve the title of "All Star".
    In any event, he is GONE next year.
    He will go to a bigger market to make his mandatory $30M a year. The jazz would be
    foolish to take on his next contract.

  • Not Much of a Fan Irvine, CA
    April 21, 2017 9:49 a.m.

    Gordon may never have said he wanted to be a superstar but he wants to be paid like one.

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    April 21, 2017 8:38 a.m.

    Well written column, Rock -- and timely. Tonight is the night we see if Gordon has the will and creativity to solve Luc's defense. I agree -- if he doesn't do it tonight, kiss the second round good-bye.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    April 20, 2017 11:12 p.m.

    Rock is half right...Gordon never said he wanted to be a superstar, but hoped to make the all-star team consistently. It's amazing how the guy has his best year, is still improving, and some are not satisfied. There are only a few superstars in the whole league, right? He will have to play better, but it's tough when you are hounded like he was in game 2. The Jazz need to slow down Chris Paul's penetration somehow, and Favors/Withey/Diaw have to do better in the paint keeping out Jordan and Griffin. Should be fun. Go Jazz!

  • 79Ute Orange County, CA
    April 20, 2017 8:09 p.m.

    Rock is right: time for Gordon to play up to (big free agent contract) expectations!

    Last game he played like a journeyman.