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Chalkmaze 06-24-2010 10:44 PM

#9 pick Gordon Hayward
 


6'8" 210 pounds.

Jazz said they tried to move up in the draft, but had no takers, but feel comfortable with their pick.

Gordon had a major growth spurt late in life, which reminds me of Scottie Pippen. He is supposed to have good handles, good rebounder, versatile, good IQ, peforms under pressure, makes those around him better.

Yung D-Will 06-24-2010 10:48 PM

Re: #9 pick Gordon Hayward
 
Wow at people pretending that another great white american will never come.


He brings offensive rebounding. He's a three point shooting threat. He gets to the foul line(30% of his points are from the foul line). He bring excellent size at his position. He's an effective ball handler. And he can be a legit point forward. He's a good passer. And has a high basketball Iq. And he's a good defensive player

He was an amazing 3 point shooter but for the second half of the season they forced him to create his 3 point shot off the dribble as opposed to just being a knock down shooter. That's a hard adjustment to make mid season for any young player but he clearly has the ability.

He wasn't a good defender in college?
He spent most of his time defending power forwards whiles his natural position is the 3. But he was still effective because he never gives up on plays he ralerly gives his man lanes to the basket . He also uses his Iq on the defensive end and understand the tendencies of the players he's guarding.

Yung D-Will 06-24-2010 10:49 PM

Re: #9 pick Gordon Hayward
 
I'm already completely in on other basketball forums


Chalkmaze 06-24-2010 11:09 PM

Re: #9 pick Gordon Hayward
 







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Xiao Yao You 06-24-2010 11:18 PM

Re: #9 pick Gordon Hayward
 
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He's a three point shooting threat.

Potentially. He shot good out there as a freshman but not last year.

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He bring excellent size at his position.

Which they certainly needed especially with AK possibly gone at any time.

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he can be a legit point forward.

Not for Jerry he can't.

At least they took someone that they need not one of the skinny bigs, PF's or 6'6" guys that were being talked about.

Yung D-Will 06-25-2010 12:09 AM

Re: #9 pick Gordon Hayward
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Xiao Yao You
Potentially. He shot good out there as a freshman but not last year.


He was an amazing 3 point shooter but for the second half of the season they forced him to create his 3 point shot off the dribble as opposed to just being a knock down shooter. That's a hard adjustment to make mid season for any young player but he clearly has the ability.

Yung D-Will 06-25-2010 12:14 AM

Re: #9 pick Gordon Hayward
 
I mean give me a 6'9 forward who can handle the ball, can get to the foul line, can shoot the ball, Has a high basketball iq, can rebound, can slash to the rim, can pass and can defend any day of the year.

Couldn't be happier with our pick

AK47DR91 06-25-2010 05:33 AM

Re: #9 pick Gordon Hayward
 
He's very scrappy on the D as well and that how he and Butler took my Orange this last March. I was pissed at first but then rooted for them against Duke, and they were a 3-pointer away from winning it all.

El Kabong 06-26-2010 04:40 AM

Re: #9 pick Gordon Hayward
 
Talk from Chad Ford was the Jazz were trying to move up to #3 so they could grab Cousins, but due to NJ wanting to preserve their capspace, they A. didn't want to take any money back and B. wanted to send back someone like Yi along with the pick. Jazz just didn't have the assets to work a deal out.

Also said that if NJ crap out on FA, then there'd be interest in them trading for AK. Talk of a Boozer S&T possibility too.

Yung D-Will 06-28-2010 07:18 PM

Re: #9 pick Gordon Hayward
 
UTAH JAZZ GRADE: B
Round 1: Gordon Hayward (9)
Round 2: Jeremy Evans (55)
Analysis: GM Kevin O'Connor agonized over whom to take at No. 9. Utah's target had been Greg Monroe, but the Pistons took him at No. 7, leaving the Jazz to decide between a group of players they felt were pretty even.
In the end, Hayward won out. The Jazz needed a wing since Kyle Korver is hitting the free-agent market, and they believed that of all the players left on the board, Hayward has the most upside. His versatility, basketball IQ and defensive ability convinced O'Connor that he can be a star, though to reach his full potential, Hayward will have to rediscover the shooting stroke he had as a college freshman. If he does, he could be special.

Yung D-Will 06-30-2010 06:09 AM

Re: #9 pick Gordon Hayward
 
Evan Turner vs Gordon Hayward
Quote:

Age 21 20
Height 6'7 6'8
Weight 214 211
Reach 8'7.5 8'7
No step vert 27.5 30.5
Max vert 34.5 34.5
Max vert reach 11'6 11.5
Bench reps 9 10
Agil 11.06 11.73
Sprint 3.27 3.22
Hand size 8.75x9.5 8.5x9.25


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