Gordon Hayward working on contract extension with Utah Jazz

Apr 9, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) controls the ball while surrounded by Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) and teammates shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha (2) and point guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Thunder won 90-80. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

A few weeks ago, we heard that Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward were working on contract extensions. It looks like Hayward is getting close to signing an extension.

He averaged 14.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists on an up and coming Utah team. He’s part of a young core the Jazz has committed to building around, so the team has started contract negotiations with the Hayward, according to The Indianapolis Star.

Cool. Yeah, he’s been good for the Jazz. I guess you can say he’s music to their ears, huh? Bad, I know. Anyway, while I can see the Jazz building a core, they still need a franchise player, in my opinion. It doesn’t seem like anybody currently has superstar potential. We’ll see. The Jazz will most likely be in the lottery for the 2014 draft so maybe the franchise guy will be in there in what is projected to be a very deep class.

So, you like the move? We don’t know the details of a potential contract extension so I guess we can’t really talk about it until we get some figures. I would think 3-4 years at $20-25 million would be cool. Perhaps between $25-30 million? Eh…I’m not sure I can take that.

And Derrick Favors is probably talking extension too. I wonder how much he would make. He was drafted 3rd overall in the 2010 draft. I wonder if he’ll ever become a star. That draft had a few stars but it seems like most will become role players or solid starters.

Topics: Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz

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