The Brothers Clayton Podcast – Hayward Offer Sheet Edition

July 9th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
(Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

On this week’s The Brothers Clayton podcast, Dan and Ken Clayton talk about the Gordon Hayward offer sheet. While recorded before the offer sheet was officially extended by Charlotte, Dan and Ken talk about what effect the contract would have on the Jazz moving forward, and why they believe the team should match.

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen is the Managing Editor of Salt City Hoops, the ESPN TrueHoop affiliate for the Utah Jazz. He also hosts a radio show of the same name every Saturday on 1280 AM.
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3 Comments

  1. I don’t know what would be the best option for the Jazz. Sure, Hayward was arguably the best player on that team and he certainly has a high ceiling, but is he worth a maximum contract extension? I don’t see him being an upper echelon player who and be the face, heart and soul of a franchise such as as Malone or Stockton was. Add Dante Exum, who might possibly become the next Kobe Bryant, into the mix, that further diminishes Gordon’s impact on the team.

    This is not a knock on Hayward by any means,, but can you see him standing alongside players such as Kevin Durant, Lebron James, and Carmelo Anthony? Because if the Jazz choose to match that offer, that is what they are basically saying to the world and I do not think he belongs in such company. .

    • Mewko says:

      Everybody knows that Hayward will never live up to it. But it’s a good plan for the Jazz to do pure development for 4 years. In four years, Burke will enter his prime, Hayward and Favors will be in the middle of their prime, and Exum will be the cornerstone. The Jazz will be 7th-9th in the Western Conference, and they can take a leap. They can cash in Alec Burks and Enes Kanter for good role players. Hayward/Favors/Exum are a hell of a core, with a supporting cast of Burke, Neto, Gobert, Hood, and others who were brought in for Burks and Kanter. Hayward and Favors will take paycuts, so the front office is flexible.

      I just hope the Playoffs go for top 16 instead of 8 western and 8 eastern conference teams. It’s not fair. There would be more traveling across the country, but it’s more fair that the 48 win western team gets a postseason, and the 38-42 eastern team gets ping-pong balls.

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