Hood hasn't even played in the NBA yet and he already has the prospect of
being a better 3 point shooter than our max contract player Hayward.The advanced analytics that Dennis Lindsey claims to believe in show Hayward
is NOT worth a max contract.I have been been pleased with Lindsey
with the exception of this foregone Hayward decision.Hayward is a
good role player which begs the question as to why he is being payed like Paul
George?Haywards shooting is declining not improving and that is a
bad stat for a player this many years into the league. I get the fact that he
had all the defenses on him yada yada but he just flat out missed alot of open
shots.I get that the salary cap is going up making this deal worth
less down the road and the fact that at this second he is our best player.What I don't get is investing this amount of money in a player that
can't elevate winning or the teams overall performance in any meaningful
way. i.e. playoffs and/or championship contention.Bad investment
towards mediocrity Lindsey.
@Jazz Source. The Jazz could have had Hayward last year, 4years@ $13M/year but
wouldn't come off of $12M. So now they are going to pay him $15M/year and
if he plays well he can opt out after 3 years. Didn't play this one well.
Welcome Hoodie. You will do great things. Excited to watch this season.