When considering in the benefits of a substantial up-front payment from the expansion fees (including factoring in the time value of money) and the threat of bubble in relation to team values, it would behoove the owners to reincarnate the Sonics and a second franchise. Read More. Written by Neema Hodjat on Jul 23, 2014
#7 Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:37 pm by cjs55
He's really nothing like Harpring. Ginobili-lite is an ok comparison I guess. Thing about Gordon is he's a playmaker. He's a pretty good and versatile player, reasonable shooter, driver, a little bit crafty. But primarily, from the wing he gives you a very good pick and roll ball handler. Hayward-Favors is, what I hope as a Utah fan, the future in Utah.
Mike Miller is an ok comparison too, but I think Hayward could be better.
I think the best and most underrated thing about Hayward is his defense. He's a legitimately good defensive player, which is why I think Hayward could end up better then Miller.
#9 Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:04 pm by jazzfan1971
I see him as a good all around player. I think that makes him a solid, if unspectacular starter. He's needs one elite skill to move into the next rank of players. I don't know if he can get that. I think if he works very, very hard he could polish all aspects of his game. Shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, etc. If he could get 20% better across the board he could be a poor man's Grant Hill.
#17 Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:04 pm by FortyDayzdone
spearsy23 wrote:Jeff hornacek to Matt harping. I feel like Utah always has this guy.
Ya a white guy
I think it's absurd when people compare white players to other white player just because they're well..white! Especially when their games are nothing alike! (I'm not white)
With that being said I believe he has the potential to be a Dan Majerle type of player, a nice shooting touch to go along with the athleticism and good BBIQ potentially to be 2nd tier all-defensive for years to come.