Hayward is good but he is still too spotty. I can't see anything on the
Boston roster that I would want. But there are many, many teams that would want
Rondo. A three or four team blockbuster deal?? I would not take anything but two
first rounders .Thing is if Jazz get high enough to draft Parker or Wiggins
there is your replacement for Hayward anyway. This will be interesting..
If Boston wants Gordon Hayward they had better get a deal going now, rather then
wait for the bidding to begin. It would be sad to see Gordon leave the Jazz. But
if Boston makes a terrific offer for him, it would be tough for the Jazz to say
no. There is no doubt that Hayward would smile at the thought of playing for his
college coach.There is, of course, the risk that Hayward blooms into
a perennial All-Star. However, the Jazz might be able to parlay what Boston
offers them into another high draft pick this summer. Two picks, in the top 12,
would be an awesome score for the Jazz. Loaded drafts (like the one this summer)
only come around every 10 to 12 years.
Hayward is a complete player, and any team in the league would be happy to have
him...When the Jazz failed to come to an agreement with him earlier, I predicted
that if they wanted to keep him, they'd have to go deep in their
pockets....and I predicted that the team who would be after him would be
Boston.....I stand by that prediction.
@gehelmkeGordon Hayward is a complete player? I guess it depends on
your definition but this season he is shooting .317 from 3 point range and .415
FG% (both career lows). I am not sure that is a complete player.Lately he seems to be getting out of his season long shooting slump.
Hopefully this is a sign of things to come and he can consistently contribute
and not be such an inefficient shooter. All around other than shooting he does
pretty well but when most think of complete I think shooting a decent % is at or
near the top of their list.As far as the story is concerned
regarding Boston my guess is this is wishful thinking. These ESPN analysts make
news and controversy and it is mostly about 90% self-promotion and about 10%
fact.My guess is the Jazz are prepared to pay Hayward what they
believe he is worth to a team. Once again I think we have decent GM staff to
evaluate talent and not overpay to hamstring the team a la Kirilenko. If they
did trade Hayward you could bet a team would be paying dearly or no trade would
Everybody knows that Hayward, if he stays healthy will command a lot of money.
The difference is the Jazz were counting on their "restricted free
agent" hammer along with most players fear of losing the big contract to get
him to take less for a guaranteed 30 or so million over three or four years. Don't be supprised if Hayward signs or offers to sign the
Jazz's qualifying offer. This will force the Jazz to either give him what
he wants or trade him to the destination of his choice which might be the
Suns.The Kirlenko deal was not a bad one. The Jazz gave the team to
Williams and look what he has done to the Nets.
Jazz Source: gehelmke shows his sophistication as a fan while you do not.
Basketball is much more than shooting. In fact, the best indicator of a complete
player is one who contributes so much that his play still demands that he be on
the floor when he is not shooting so well.
It has also been speculated that I want a date with Kate Upton.My
chance is as good as Boston's!
What are we, a farm team for the NBA, when our players are ripe we ship them off
to market.Makes for boring basketball year in and year out. Forget about
the draft and all the wishful thinking in the front office and give us some
@Elcapitanlast time i checked they were playing basketball...and the
last time i checked...the guys that really have value to us...that we
drafted...we're AK47 Paul Millsap and Deron Williams...the only other
player that we scouted and found as a diamond in the rough was Wesley
Matthews...other than those 4...no one really impressed anyone after they have
been to utah...remember when guys like Shandon Anderson and Ronnie Brewer went
to other teams...what a great farm house we are...if we really were a farm team
of the NBA..only 3 of the four guys that were out of utah that we drafted are
producing?...AK47 no longer the AK when he was in Utah....Paul Millsap is doing
great in Atlanta...Deron Williams...is injured....Wesley Matthews is a role
player...if we ship Hayward Burks and Kanter...and all three became
all-stars...then i would admit that our team is a farm team....but right
now...its rebuilding...to be competitive in the upcoming seasons...no one said
it would be an instant change anyway...