My god. I like Hayward a lot but a max contract? I see him more like a glue guy than a star. He plays with a lot of energy, plays good defense and can shoot the ball and pass well but I don't know about giving him a max contract. I bet his agent is using the Batum deal as a factor in negotiations though.Gordon Hayward and the Utah Jazz are expected to agree to an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline.
Hayward's deal is likely to be more lucrative than the four-year, $49 million extension teammate Derrick Favors signed last week.
I saw him as a rich man's Jared Dudley. I wonder how much Chandler Parsons will be demanding when he hits FA. Is Hayward that much better than Parsons?