Comments on: The Brothers Clayton Podcast – Hayward Offer Sheet Edition http://saltcityhoops.com/the-brothers-clayton-podcast-hayward-offer-sheet-edition/ The ESPN TrueHoop Utah Jazz Site Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:04:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: How Gordon Hayward Can Live Up to Max Expectations with Utah Jazz | Hihid News http://saltcityhoops.com/the-brothers-clayton-podcast-hayward-offer-sheet-edition/#comment-94785 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:47:14 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12172#comment-94785 […] I’ve written and spoken already about how Hayward is probably underappreciated when you look at his skill set relative to other young wings around the league. Even in what was admittedly a rough year for him, he still put up 16-5-5. With a better cast, a more spread system and a quicker pace (meaning more possessions on both ends), it’s not a stretch to imagine him getting to 18-6-6 pretty quickly, which would put him in pretty elite company. Granted, a max offer to Hayward today is based on the hope of him filling out the top of his projected range as a prospect, but I like the chances. As Zach Lowe opined, ‘The brains and skills are there, and they’re developing.’ […]

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By: The “After” Math: Hayward’s Offer and the Jazz Cap Sheet | Salt City Hoops http://saltcityhoops.com/the-brothers-clayton-podcast-hayward-offer-sheet-edition/#comment-94607 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:25:32 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12172#comment-94607 […] written¬†and spoken already about how Hayward is probably underappreciated when you look at his skill set relative to […]

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By: Mewko http://saltcityhoops.com/the-brothers-clayton-podcast-hayward-offer-sheet-edition/#comment-94596 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:44:12 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12172#comment-94596 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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By: Slap Dog Hoops http://saltcityhoops.com/the-brothers-clayton-podcast-hayward-offer-sheet-edition/#comment-94593 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:01:17 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12172#comment-94593 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. .

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