Years ago

Is Hayward holding the Jazz back?

With big wins without Hayward in the side, do the Jazz play a better team game when Hayward is out? Always good to see teams pick up the slack when a starter isn't playing, but the Jazz team game has been awesome for the two games he sat. He comes back today and the Jazz lose one of the games that must have been pencilled in as a Win.

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Years ago

They lost today without him. Really weird time to start a thread like this.

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Years ago

Scratch that, only checked boxscore didnt realise he actually played. To answer the question, your team is always better with Haywood in it than not. What you pay him is another story, but he is a very solid basketball player. When his shot is on song, he is as hard as any to stop. Gets the crowd in to it.

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Years ago

Two games isn't a very big sample size.

They won two in a row with him (@ Sac and v Wash) before beating Cleveland and Phoenix at home without him - then today's loss @ Chicago.

Long bow to say they're better with him out.

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Years ago

Get rid of Burke.
Add an uninjured exum and burks..
Add Another quality centre from the draft... 6'11 Sabonis predicted on mock draft.
Add also a quality sg/sf and pf you'll have a much better team.

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Years ago

Sabonis is not a centre. He's listed at 6'10 but is probably closer to 6'9.

Add a quality SG/SF and PF? Hood is developing into a very good starting 2/3 and Favors is one of the better 2 way power forwards in the league.

Hayward is certainly not holding the Jazz back, in fact, the Jazz are SIGNIFICANTLY worse off without him.

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Years ago

Hayward's Real +/- is 27th in the NBA, and adds considerable offensive value if for no other reason than the Jazz struggle to score.

His salary, while excessive at the time he was signed, won't be such a burden either once the salary cap balloons.

The Jazz need more PG production, which is difficult when Exum, and Burke is struggling to make the transition to the NBA.

The Jazz have a young team, plus Gobert, Burks and Favors have also missed a significant number of games this season: they're doing well, all things considered.

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Years ago

Add a quality PF? Trey Lyles looks the goods already as a good backup to Faves, and also a good option as a stretch 4 with Faves moving to C in a smaller lineup.

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Years ago

exum is really struggling in his 2nd year playmakermo, I dont even think I have seen him score...

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Years ago

when Exum is injured*

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