Someone needs to tell folks that the Jazz cannot trade Gordon Hayward for anyone
until after July 1 so he is not an option to move up in the draft. He is not
under contract for the Jazz, we simply have the rights to match an offer.
Could the jazz agree to agree on trading Hayward?
There is a good rumor that the Jazz are going after Parker by dangling Favors
and the number 5 pick. I believe that Hayward could be traded before July 1 by
using a "sign and trade". It will be interesting. I believe that the
top 2 will change hands for a package of players. There is also the maneuvering
over Kevin Love and the Warriors. The latest is that Klay Thompson will go to
the Lakers for their number 7 and others and then repackaged for Love. The Jazz
could even get involved. The father of Thompson, Mychal, who is a former NBA
player says that a deal is already done. This could set off the dominos.
Get Gordon at 5 and Anderson by by combining 23 and 35
With the fifth pick, "the Jazz could get one of a half dozen players".
Someone needs to tell folks making comments that Mike Sorensen is not on staff
with the Jazz and knows no more about what they will do than the rest of us.
I'll bet the Jazz front office already knows Hayward's status.
A big problem that the Jazz have had is keeping a franchise guy in Utah. I am a
huge Duke fan and a huge Jabari fan.The Jazz cannot afford take a high level
talent that has committed long-term to the Jazz, like Favors, and offer him up
in a trade. Who are you taking to the prom? The Jazz didn't win one game
last year without him in the game. With the right coaching he will be a
defensive beast 20-point 10-rebound all-star. The Jazz need perimeter players
that can score to open up the inside for Favors. Trade down and grab McBuckets!
Draft Gordon at 5 and the package 23 and 35 to pickup Kyle Anderson that way the
get the best athlete and the most versatile players in the draft.
The "problem" with rumors is that when it comes to the Jazz, if we hear
about them they rarely come true.Lest we all forget that last year
no one had an inkling the Jazz would be able to move up in the draft and snag
Trey Burke. When it comes to the Jazz and what they plan on doing, "mum"
is the word. Or, the more common, "We'll take the best athlete
Sad to see the Jazz thinking that their PF Favors is expendable, he plays
defense while the others read about it in the paper. Seems as though they are
again prepared to only speak defense and not play it. Parker is questionable in
his defense.I guess that the Jazz love for bigs will net them Embiid
if he is available at the 5th pick, and they have not moved from that pick by
Draft Gordon at 5 and then take the best shooters available with the other two
I say trade down. The super bunch at the top did not win like they should have
in college. Why will they do more in the NBA?My money says a lot of
conversation is going on with Houston. Houston seems to be ready to sell their
soul for James so help them out. Now that Anthony has hit the
market, where does he want to go?