Comments on: Gordon Hayward Signs Maximum Offer Sheet with Charlotte Hornets http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/ The ESPN TrueHoop Utah Jazz Site Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:04:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Aaron http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/#comment-94629 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:33:41 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12150#comment-94629 You’re completely nuts. Even if the Jazz had been open to a sign-and-trade, we would never get that kind of return.

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By: Aaron http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/#comment-94628 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:32:04 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12150#comment-94628 For him to get a bigger contract, he’d have to outplay this contract. As much as I like him, I think that’s unlikely. But we should all be cheering for it to happen, because that would mean he gets near superstar level and that we get deep into the playoffs.

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By: Josh http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/#comment-94606 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:58:44 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12150#comment-94606 no sign and trade option now that he signed the offer sheet.

I really think the Jazz will match the offer sheet, but I don’t like it. If we don’t sign the offer sheet, what is our plan B? Deng?, Ariza? Turner? Stephenson? We have not heard about any FA’s making visits to Utah. Not even conversations. I think Turner would be the only guy that would come to Utah anyway.

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By: Paul Johnson http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/#comment-94605 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:13:49 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12150#comment-94605 Enter your comment here…

By the nature of the RFA offer signed, it appears that Hayward is not all that excited to be back with the Jazz. Combine that with his poor reaction to pressure that we have seen thus far, and I think Hayward is going to have a miserable four years, if the Jazz match. He is likely to underperform and Jazz fans are not going to be very patient with him. By the end of his deal, he is likely to end up with the “bust” label.

Contrast Hayward’s situation with Favor’s situation. Favors didn’t get greedy on his deal, and showed that he wanted to stay in Utah. Fans are going to give him a break, if his improvement is not dramatic. I think Favor’s situation is much more conducive to having a successful career than Hayward’s situation.

I think I would rather see the Jazz sign all of Marvin Williams, Evan Turner and Al-Farouq Aminu for the same money as signing only Hayward. It is likely that a combination of any two of such players (or a combination of any one of those players and Rodney Hood) could give the Jazz the same production as Hayward for a lot less money. And they would all be more tradeable than Hayward.
By the nature of the RFA offer signed, it appears that Hayward is not all that excited to be back with the Jazz. Combine that with his poor reaction to pressure that we have seen thus far, and I think Hayward is going to have a miserable four years, if the Jazz match. He is likely to underperform and Jazz fans are not going to be very patient with him. By the end of his deal, he is likely to end up with the “bust” label.

Contrast Hayward’s situation with Favor’s situation. Favors didn’t get greedy on his deal, and showed that he wanted to stay in Utah. Fans are going to give him a break, if his improvement is not dramatic. I think Favor’s situation is much more conducive to having a successful career than Hayward’s situation.

I think I would rather see the Jazz sign all of Marvin Williams, Evan Turner and Al-Farouq Aminu for the same money as signing only Hayward. It is likely that a combination of any two of such players (or a combination of any one of those players and Rodney Hood) could give the Jazz the same production as Hayward for a lot less money. And they would all be more tradeable than Hayward.

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By: Josh http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/#comment-94604 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:16:43 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12150#comment-94604 I think the 76ers will make the playoffs in the East in 3 years. Embiid was a gamble pick for sure, but it could payoff. They also have Noel as very nice backup plan. They will have
MCW (Vasilije Micic)at point
Kj Mcdaniels at SG most likely 2015 draft pick here
Dario Saric at SF
Young at PF another draft pick.
Neal Embiid at center.
Don’t get me wrong it has holes and they could be a bust, but I think they will make the Playoffs in the east in 3 years and could be a very good team for a long time.

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By: Clint Johnson http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/#comment-94602 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:25:32 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12150#comment-94602 I think this is unlikely. Personally, I think he is far more likely to under-perform the contract than over-perform it or even justify the amount.

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By: Clint Johnson http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/#comment-94601 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:18:53 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12150#comment-94601 The Hornets are clearly willing to overpay for Hayward. But that may be a very different thing from being willing to part with assets for the right to overpay him. I don’t think Vonleh will be on the table at all. Maybe MCG because of Hayward filling his slot and maybe Zeller because of Vonleh. Maybe. But I suspect they would have to believe Hayward will eventually be worthy of that max contract, and that’s being really optimistic.

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By: LKA http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/#comment-94600 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:50:11 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12150#comment-94600 Would not mind MKG and Vonlegh and a pick in a trade. This would leave money for both Kanter and Burks. But in the end it is up to the Jazz brass..

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By: Erik http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/#comment-94598 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:55:20 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12150#comment-94598 When Kirilenko got the big contract, he was coming off a year where as a 22-year-old he was an All-Star, 2nd team All-defense who ranked in the top ten in the league in PER and Win Shares, top 5 in steals and blocks. That kind of player gets a max contract. Unfortunately for the Jazz, that was the best year he ever had, at 22.

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By: Mewko http://saltcityhoops.com/report-gordon-hayward-signs-offer-sheet-with-charlotte-hornets/#comment-94595 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:30:04 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12150#comment-94595 Umm, eventually the 76ers ownership will get impatient, and see that they passed on a franchise player in the 2014 draft, and a couple other all stars. Sam Hinkie will be fired in the next 6 years. They did a season of tanking just to get Embiid, whose growth will probably be stunted. He’ll watch 65-ish games in a suit, probably 55 of them blowout losses. He’ll actually play in 17-ish games…………………………….as a bench warmer. Embiid will be an allstar reserve twice in his career, and never play a full season. He’s a college kid already getting brittle bones. That’s not what Philly intended to get after 65 losses. Now where will they get their franchise player?

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