HoopsHype Gordon Hayward rumors

September 14, 2014 Updates

Gordon Hayward: It was great being able to work with some of the talented players and coaches on the team. Coach Krzyzewski and Coach Thibodeau are very detail oriented — very similar to Brad Stevens, my coach at Butler. They make sure you’re focused on everything being sharp and precise. When we practiced, they weren’t necessarily long practices, but it was intense. I like that. When you practice, it should be focused and tough training. I got great feedback from the coaches, and that’s was definitely a confidence booster. Those guys are really well respected. To have them pay you a compliment is a pretty big deal. They’ve been around the best ever to do it. I also picked up a lot playing with some of the great players on the team. It’s not a situation where you go up to a guy and ask him to show you something, but you can view them from afar when they’re training. After practices, everyone kind of went and did an individual workout on their own, so you can pick up little things that guys are doing. Gordon Hayward

That said, I did bring my laptop, and was able to game a little bit. Klay told me that one of his best friends is real big into League of Legends, which is something I’m big into as well. No one else in the league really plays computer games like I do. A lot of them of are big into FIFA and NBA2K, which I do play, but I didn’t get into any of that while they were playing during camp. I had my laptop and just turned it on to play when I had a chance. Gordon Hayward

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As for the other cuts that will get the roster down from 16 to 12, Gordon Hayward now seems the most likely to receive the “Thanks for coming” speech before the rest of Team USA boards a plane Saturday to head to Grand Canaria. SheridanHoops

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As for the occupants of those seats in EnergySolutions Arena, Hayward also feels considerable responsibility to them. But that feeling has more to do with "25-57" than "$63 million." He’s willing to be judged by the Jazz’s record going forward, but not necessarily by the numbers that follow the dollar sign. "For me, I don’t think I have to live up to anything now," he said. "They paid me what they wanted to pay me, and let’s go from there." Salt Lake Tribune

July 14, 2014 Updates

The Roster: Bradley Beal, DeMarcus Cousins, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant, Kenneth Faired, Paul George, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Chandler Parson, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson. CSNNW.com

July 13, 2014 Updates

Hayward’s deal will start at $14.8 million next year, increasing annually. The contract reportedly includes a player option for the final season, giving Hayward the ability to opt out of the deal after three seasons. The Jazz knew Hayward stood to see a substantial payday. But Lindsey said the high-dollar contract should be viewed in terms of the current market, and the ever-increasing salary cap of the NBA. Salt Lake Tribune

Despite failing to reach a deal in the fall, Bartelstein said there was never bad blood between the two sides. And now, with a new deal in place, the agent believes his client will be free of some of the pressure of playing last year with uncertainty hanging over his head. "That’s a lot of pressure," the agent said of playing through a contract year. "You try to put it out of your mind. You tell yourself it’s out of your mind. But it’s human nature. It’s there in the back of your mind all the time. Now he can go do what he loves to do more than anything in the world: go play basketball. "Now Gordon will go back and focus on the coming season and he’ll play his heart out, the way he always has." Salt Lake Tribune

July 12, 2014 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: The Jazz sent Hornets notification this morning, source tells Yahoo Sports. Hayward will sign a four-year, $63M deal with Jazz today. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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