Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey sounds confident about keeping free-agent-to-be Gordon Hayward in Utah. This is what he said in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio:
"For us I think, as much as anything, we need to be ourselves with Gordon, need to be authentic and real and then he's going to have a decision to make. But fundamentally, if we do the right things here... Let's just be honest, we have an advantage by having his Bird rights. There's a lot of money associated with the fifth year and higher raises."
HoopsHype currently has Hayward ranked as the sixth-best free agent in 2017.