Jazz News

Gordon Hayward    G/F  Jazz

 

 

According to Jody Genessy of the Desert News, there is "optimism within [the] Jazz that acquiring Ricky Rubio bolsters their case to keep Gordon Hayward." We're taking this for what it's worth and nothing more, but it is worth mention given an earlier report that Hayward's decision could hinge on what direction Utah went in at point guard. Now that the Rubio trade has been consummated, it's a certainty that George HIll will be calling a new team home for 2017-18. Will Hayward follow him out the door? The action begins Saturday at midnight ET.

Jody Genessy on Twitter

Jun 30 - 8:33 PM

Joe Ingles    G/F  Jazz

 

 

The Magic are included in a group of teams expected to go after Joe Ingles, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. If the Magic can get him off Utah, they're really going to have to open up their checkbook. Plus, they did add Terrence Ross last year, maybe Mario Hezonja can get going, and they did draft Jonathan Isaac, so adding another wing shouldn't be a pressing need. The Jazz will likely match almost any offer on Jingles.

Marc Stein on Twitter

Jun 30 - 7:23 PM

Ricky Rubio    G  Jazz

 

 

The Jazz are trading their 2018 first-round pick from the Thunder to Minnesota for Ricky Rubio. This pick is going to be top-14 protected for the Wolves. After a bumpy start for Rubio last season, he was in a major groove late in the season with post-break averages of 16.0 points, 4.6 boards, 10.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys. Rudy Gobert blossomed as one of the best roll men in the NBA last year, so the 1-5 PNRs should be a big part of the Utah offense next year. Plus, now Utah can say they have their point guard when they pitch Gordon Hayward on Monday. For now, Rubio looks like he can be a top-15 fantasy point guard next season.

Marc Stein on Twitter

Jun 30 - 5:19 PM

Gordon Hayward    G/F  Jazz

 

 

Jody Genessy of the Deseret News is reporting that Gordon Hayward wants Utah to re-sign George Hill and that Hayward's "decision could hinge on that." The issue for Utah is that they would purportedly prefer to find a cheaper option at point guard, which would ideally give them the financial flexibility to bring back both Hayward and free agent swingman Joe Ingles. With just 12 hours until the start of free agency, we'll surely see plenty of additional rumors attached to Hayward's name, as he is one of the most attractive free agents on the market.

Jody Genessy on Twitter

Jun 30 - 12:03 PM

Gordon Hayward    G/F  Jazz

 

 

Gordon Hayward officially notified the Jazz he is declining his 2017-18 player option, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. This has been expected for a long time, but now it's official. Stein adds that the Celtics have "ramped it up" in their efforts to get the All-Star forward. Hayward is expected to meet with the Heat on Saturday, the Celtics on Sunday and the Jazz on Monday. Hayward not getting a All-NBA nod does hurt Utah's chances because they won't be able to offer him a super-max deal. He likely won't be making a decision until early next week after his three meetings.

Marc Stein on Twitter

Jun 29 - 5:05 PM

Gordon Hayward    G/F  Jazz

 

 

Gordon Hayward is set to meet with the Celtics on Sunday or Tuesday. The Heat get Hayward first with their meeting on Saturday and he'll head to Utah for a Monday meeting. Despite some rumors on social media, it's still very unclear where Hayward will land for next year. Hopefully, he can make a decision early next week.

Mark Murphy on Twitter

Jun 29 - 2:20 PM

Gordon Hayward    G/F  Jazz

 

 

Gordon Hayward will meet with the Heat on Saturday. He is going to meet with the Jazz on Monday, but doesn't have a date set to meet the Celtics yet. According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, Hayward is hoping to come to terms on a deal "in short order." There's no doubt the Jazz have Hayward as their top priority, and their franchise could really be set back if he heads elsewhere. Hayward should have solid fantasy value wherever he goes, but Utah may be his best spot.

Salt Lake Tribune

Jun 28 - 6:31 PM

Gordon Hayward    G/F  Jazz

 

 

The Celtics reportedly are reportedly pursuing a plan that would net them both Gordon Hayward and Paul George this offseason. The Celtics will have the cap space to make a legitimate offer to Hayward, and the assets to present the Pacers with a competitive offer for Paul George, so they have the pieces in place to potentially put together a superteam of their own this offseason. Also, if the Celtics aren't able to secure Hayward via free agency, they will reportedly look to Blake Griffin as a plan B. If Boston is able to bring in another star player this offseason, Isaiah Thomas' value would take a slight hit.

Yahoo! Sports

Jun 27 - 2:41 PM

Dante Exum    G  Jazz

 

 

Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said he will target a veteran point guard in free agency. The Jazz would obviously like to bring back George Hill and the feeling is mutual, but they may not be able to afford him with Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles also hitting the open market. The Jazz have been linked to point guards such as Ricky Rubio and Patrick Beverley, but the latter is likely more available. Lindsey did say that Dante Exum has "responded in a big way" in terms of offseason improvement and he's expected to showcase that growth at Summer League, but it's clear that the Jazz aren't ready to hand the keys over to him.

Deseret News

Jun 25 - 11:38 AM

Dante Exum    G  Jazz

 

 

Dante Exum will play in the Utah Jazz Summer League, but not in Las Vegas. The Jazz are still waiting for Exum to come around. It's not often you see a player with as much experience as Exum play in summer league, but the 2014 pick has a slew of holes in his game on both ends. Coach Quin Snyder and general manager Dennis Lindsey both challenged Exum this summer, so they'll probably be using him a ton when he's active next month.

Jody Genessy on Twitter

Jun 23 - 3:40 PM

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