Utah Jazz: 2 Main Questions The Jazz Face In Free Agency

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Apr 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20) looks on against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Jazz 130-102. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20) looks on against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Jazz 130-102. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The last couple of days the Utah Jazz have been all over the NBA free agency news and not for signing anyone to the team. The big news had to do with Gordon Hayward, who was visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

The day started with news that the Cavs were going to offer Hayward a max offer, which would have been a four-year deal for around $60 million. Then as the day progressed reports came out that the Cavs were not going to offer the max.

Cleveland even let Hayward leave the visit without an offer, because they were afraid that the Jazz would match almost anything.

Which leads up to one of the main questions the Jazz are facing, how much is Hayward worth? This question has been discussed for the past two days by every sports media outlet, therefore, I will put in my 2 cents.

The second question is simple, what should the Jazz do in free agency this summer? I have a few suggestions that would help improve the last place Jazz.

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  • IDJazzman

    Very good thoughts in this article. Front loading the contract with Hayward really does need to be done to help make room for the other players that need to be resigned. The 52 to 55 million dollars is about what I think, with the expectations that he will start to improve, which I expect he will for a number of reasons. He will begin to adjust after having been the focal point for the opposing defenses. Hayward will not need to deal with a severely inept offense and more players on the team will be improved and will be able to aid in the offense to help take pressure off of Hayward. Hayward was simply physically wearing out by the end of almost all the games he was playing in, because of the pressure and the amount of time he was on the floor. He should start to turn the corner this oncoming season.

  • tck62

    Before the Jazz sign Hayward to a big long term contract they should look at the 2015 free agent class, next year there’s far more solid players at the 3 than this year. Rather than lock in Hayward at $14 million a year I think they would be better off seeing what they could get from the Kings for taking Rudy Gay’s 1 year $19 Million contract off their hands and carry over their cap to the 2015 free agent class.