Hopefully it all works out. Things are just starting to get interesting again
with the Jazz.
The Jazz are so close. Hope they keep their nucleus. Please don't go Joe
Joe Ingles is going to get an 8-figure salary. However, my hope is that it
won't be any higher than $10-$12 million per season; since any higher and
it's going to impact what the Jazz do going forward.The word
coming out of Boston (sports pundits, fans, blogs) is that it's Hayward
they want the most. They just see him as a great fit for their team and want
Danny Ainge to do whatever it takes to land him. Can Boston make it happen?
Absolutely. But I hope they fail in their attempt.As for George
Hill, I believe he will receive a big offer from a team desperate to sign a good
point guard. One so big he won't be able to turn it down. Unfortunately,
that means the Jazz won't be able to match it and we will have seen the
last of George Hill in a Jazz uniform.
Thing is Boston would have to trim their roster quite a bit to fit him in and to
get Butler too would have to be a masive trade to do it. Think they could sign
Inges to a fair contract and then have a massave last year pay.
I don't think the Jazz will pay Ingles 8 figures. Maybe on a two year
contract with the Jazz having some kind of option. I believe that Ingles will
take less money for a long term deal and that is what I hope happens.I don't think Boston will be an option for Hayward unless they move
Thomas. As mentioned above Gobert shows the potential to be the no. one center
in the league. Exum and I believe Neto have the potential of being top 5
players. Favors can be a top player. All the Jazz need is a top flight backup to
Gobert and Favors. Re-sign Hayward and Ingles. Then concentrate on getting
everybody to work on their weaknesses and come into camp ready to play.
This sure wouldn't hurt if Joe re-signs. He and Hayward get a along pretty
well I think so keeping Joe may only be beneficial toward helping Hayward with
his decision.Now for the more cynical side of me...Joe knows the
Jazz have the right to match any offer so he knows the Jazz hold the decision
making power. It is in his best interest to maintain good terms with the Jazz
until they decide to match or not.It is unfortunate the Celtics hold
some pretty appealing cards with respect to the potential outcome of our team.
They are in a weaker conference (more wins), they have a history of winning
championships, they have the #1 pick, and they can make some moves and sign
Jimmy Butler as well as Hayward.That is pretty ridiculous team
but...i still say that is not good enough to beat Lebron and certainly not
Golden State I don't think.Thomas has already said he is fine
with not signing an extension in order to keep the payroll down for another year
if the team needs the money to go sign some bigger names like Hayward and
Butler.Personally I say Gobert becomes a bigger impact star in years
to come than any of those players. Why leave that Hayward?