About Utah: Jazz superfan will have plenty of smack talk when Gordon Hayward returns to Utah

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  • AZJazzFan Gold Canyon, az
    July 10, 2017 2:20 p.m.

    Another reason to be a fan of a team but not so much a fan of any player. I would never buy a jersey with a player's name on it or hang a poster of a player. I have never seen a community rally around a player as much as the Jazz and community did.

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2017 11:53 a.m.

    I have been posting for years on this board that Hayward doesn't make big shots. In fact, he embarrasses himself at the end of games.

  • Terry Sandy, UT
    July 10, 2017 11:37 a.m.

    The Jazz has far more class as an organization than Boston and the organization and fans treated Hayward like a king in Utah! Hayward just couldn't handle the pressure of winning in the West vs. Golden State/San Antonio/Houston etc. Sooo True, he NEVER hit big shots at the end of games (choke artist when pressure was on him!) That only happened when Joe Johnson joined the roster this past season, so we won't be missing his late game chokes!

    Betrayward would rather join the virtually "D/G" league no talent East to back door his way into the all star game and perhaps have a chance to back door the NBA finals to get blown out by Golden State or any of top 5 Western teams. That is especially true if Lebron goes to the West next year like everyone believes. I guess its better for an easy path to be a Champion of the D league than to try to win vs. the best league/division for some people! Just wait for the Classless Celtics fans to turn on him in a heartbeat if he does not deliver championships like Larry Legend! The grass is not often GREENER on the other side!!!

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    July 10, 2017 10:23 a.m.

    Losing Gordon to Boston gives the Jazz cap room to hang onto some promising players who would have been traded to make way for Hayward's supersized salary. Gordon was a good player but he wasn't a great player and he wasn't worth the money. My guess is that Boston will figure that out soon.

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2017 9:59 a.m.

    Trash talk like this is disgusting and inappropriate. You're just pandering to what Hayward did and what you profess to dislike so much, just knock it off and get on with life.

    My take on Hayward is that he's a smart guy and he saw that Golden State is probably never going to be taken down in the West...why not go to a dominating East team and at least have a good shot at making the NBA Finals. Now, he really should have tried to work a sign and trade option, that was lower class of him to just bolt. But whatever. The Jazz will always struggle unless they stumble on players that are good and are loyal. Maybe Mitchell can be Gobert's Stockton...who knows, 2017-18 might be a fantastic season!

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    July 10, 2017 9:39 a.m.

    I just had to LOL when I read all the negative hooplas on Hayward leaving the Jazz. I would go along with Robin Hayward when she said that Athletes are "human beings" too. I may add to that, that Hayward made the decision and has every right to do that. Being with the Jazz doesn't mean that Hayward was caged forever so let him move on with his life with his family by his side and I sure hope that we would all be mature enough not to give him the "in your face" gesture when he is in town with the Celtics. The best of luck to Hayward and his wonderful family.

  • JSKM1232 Sandy, UT
    July 10, 2017 9:27 a.m.

    @Brave Sir Robin - San Diego, CA

    "How about saying "hey Gordon...it was very wise of you to agree to less money to play for a better team with a better front office and better ownership"? "
    Troll here quite often don't you?

  • DonO Draper, UT
    July 10, 2017 9:00 a.m.

    I thought skyrocketing Jazz ticket prices forced Sudbury to give up his seats. There was a news story to that effect last year.

  • 5 Orem, UT
    July 10, 2017 7:28 a.m.

    The reason I have lost a lot of respect for Gordon as a person is his delay in making a decision. HIs lack of loyalty was most evident in his selfish delay which meant that many of the other free agents who could have replaced him were already taken. He showed little concern for the Jazz, or his fans.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    July 9, 2017 5:33 p.m.

    How about saying "hey Gordon...it was very wise of you to agree to less money to play for a better team with a better front office and better ownership"?

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    July 9, 2017 4:45 p.m.

    Hayward was a B talent and frankly the Jazz catered to him when they shouldn't have. As much as the fan base would have hated it they needed to do another reboot but not a complete tear down.

    Hopefully, the Jazz learned their lesson. If a player will not sign an extension you start shopping them around.