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July 14, 2014 Updates
July 13, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Mavericks will get Jefferson on a one-year minimum deal. Bargain signing after Jefferson completed his last contract in Utah Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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

The former Jazz forward agreed to terms with Charlotte — two years for $14 million, per Yahoo Sports — and Lindsey couldn't be happier. "We're just ecstatic for Marvin," Lindsey said. Williams spent the past two seasons in Utah after being traded from his original NBA team, Atlanta, in 2012. The 28-year-old, who was the No. 2 pick of the 2005 draft, averaged 9.1 points and 5.1 rebounds this past season while playing a stretch-four role for the Jazz. Deseret News

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


Karl Malone and John Stockton are followed by a player whose jersey was just recently retired by the Jazz and another one that gets booed when he returns to Salt Lake City.


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