Notes and quotes on Gordon Hayward's free agency from Dennis Lindsey, what the Celtics, Clippers and Rockets are doing to impact the Jazz's free agency plans, Jazz draft picks arriving in Utah, and more Jazz notes from a busy week in Jazzland.
Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor | Posted
Jun 28th - 11:04am
After a long period of speculation, Gordon Hayward must make a decision on his future. He could stay with the Jazz, the team that drafted him seven years ago, or sign with another NBA team. All things considered, his best option is to stay home.
Jazz made a move to trade up to select Donovan Mitchell with No. 13 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Then, they did it again, moving up to No. 28. They did have to trade a current Jazzman in order to make their moves.
We're still 48 hours away from the NBA draft, and two league-altering trades have already happened, involving the Celtics, Sixers, Lakers, and Nets. But these trades also have a big impact on what the Jazz will do in free agency.
Dennis Georgatos, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 22nd - 11:50pm
Trading down in the first round with Utah, the Denver Nuggets acquired Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon with the 24th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night and added veteran forward Trey Lyles from the Jazz.
Kareem Copeland, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 22nd - 11:37pm
When Donovan Mitchell worked out for the Jazz in May, Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey told the Louisville guard that he would be long gone by the time the franchise picked at No. 24 in the draft. So Lindsey went to work Thursday night and made a draft-day trade like he has every year since taking over the program.