HoopsHype Gordon Hayward rumors

April 18, 2014 Updates

Speaking at the team’s locker cleanout day Thursday, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey stopped short of promising the team would bring Hayward back. But Lindsey made it clear Hayward is in the plans. "We look forward to him being a career Jazz member," Lindsey said. Salt Lake Tribune

April 17, 2014 Updates

His comments prelude a big summer for he and shooting guard Alec Burks. Both are heading into the fourth and final seasons of their respective rookie contracts. Both are eligible for extensions beginning in July. And if that window of opportunity slides through with nothing accomplished, both will be heading into contract years in 2014 — just like Gordon Hayward was this past season. "It’s definitely something we’ll explore," Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said. "Whether we get a deal done, I don’t know. But we’ll sit down and talk to both of their representatives when the time comes." Salt Lake Tribune

April 13, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz won’t be participating in the playoffs this year, so the NBA asked Gordon Hayward to do it a favor. Because the Jazz shooting guard had nothing better to do at the end of the month, Hayward happily accepted the invitation to help run a clinic for youth basketball players in the Philippines. Hayward and former WNBA great Tina Thompson will coach young hopefuls trying to become Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA All-Stars during the Philippines 2014 national training camp. Deseret News

April 8, 2014 Updates

NBA types believe Stauskas might be able to initiate offense in the manner of a Gordon Hayward with the Jazz. But like Hayward, no one expects Stauskas to be a primary ballhandler. He'll make his money from behind the arc. "He shoots that ball the same way every time. It's just pure," a Southeast Division executive said. "He was one of the best shooters in college this year," a Central Division executive said. "He showed a little bit more ballhanding this year. Not great, but enough to show NBA teams that he can put it on the floor as, say, J.J. Redick, as opposed to just being a catch and shoot player. I think that's probably the biggest difference in his game this year and last year. He probably can't put the ball on the floor against starting twos, but he's gotten a lot better at it." NBA.com

March 30, 2014 Updates

In a 2013-14 campaign filled with disappointment, the 24-year-old says he’s pushed his summertime uncertainty to the back of his mind. But summer is coming. "I think we all realize how close it is," Hayward says. "And that’s something we’re trying to keep out of our minds. We’re just trying to take it game by game. We all have a lot to prove. We have a lot of improving to do. We can’t look to the summer yet, but we realize how close it is." In July, the Jazz will reopen negotiations with Hayward’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, hoping to reach the agreement that eluded them last fall. And one way or another, Hayward and the Jazz will begin a new chapter. Salt Lake Tribune

March 14, 2014 Updates

The Jazz tried to sign Hayward to an extension before the season, but talks broke down, with Hayward's representatives reportedly seeking a deal in excess of $50 million over four years. "I wanted it to be done," Hayward said. "It just didn't work out." Rival executives say that Hayward is probably worth about $9 million per year, but he is expected to seek a deal that averages at least $10 million to $12 million a year. Bleacher Report

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Problem is, the Jazz have no interest in sending Hayward anywhere, a source told Sporting News this week. “They’ve made it clear they are going to let the year play out and go from there,” one rival general manager said. “They’re not out there trying to trade him at all.” Sporting News

The feeling among the league executives is that Hayward will be part of the team’s future—depending on how the draft lottery shakes out. If the Jazz target one of the top small forwards in the ’14 draft, like Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker, then Hayward could be expendable in a sign-and-trade. But that won’t be known until May, or even June. Hayward’s long-term future could be up in the air, then, but in the short term, he should remain in Utah. Sporting News

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Returning to national team roster after capturing gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championship are Chandler, Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Durant, Iguodala, Love, Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), and Westbrook. Completing the USA National Team roster are NBA standouts LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks); David Lee (Golden State Warriors); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors). NBA.com

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