Gordon Hayward - Boston Celtics

Discussion in 'Former Bulldogs' started by Jared Grubbs, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. MSUDawg

    MSUDawg Well-Known Member

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    Check that. ESPN and USA Today and Bleacher Report say so ---- The Jazz are disputing the reports.
     
  2. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    His agent has said the report isn't right - hasn't decided yet.


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  3. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

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    It's Boston. With $127 mil over 4 years you could stick me in Fargo and I'd be happy!


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  4. Dawgedd

    Dawgedd Well-Known Member

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  5. Dawgedd

    Dawgedd Well-Known Member

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  6. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me but isn't his letter a bit odd?
     
  7. Irishdawg

    Irishdawg Banned User VIP Member

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    Odd in what way? This is how this type of thing is done now. He did his best to thank the folks in Utah as well as why he chose Boston.
     
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  8. BoilerBulldog

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    I thought it was great. Welcome Gordon to New England. You'll love it.


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  9. ChiDawg3

    ChiDawg3 Member

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    Well done. That's how you leave one organization for another with tact, respect and class. Good luck Gordon.


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  10. schoops

    schoops Active Member

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    Screw Boston. I hope they never win a game. What Paul George did to the Pacers is way better than what Hayward did to the Jazz.

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  11. Irishdawg

    Irishdawg Banned User VIP Member

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    Fans (and I include myself in this category), are just the greatest.



    Rumor has it (one of the guys currently hosting on NBA radio stated this) that Hayward had requested a trade from the Jazz front office to the Celtics over a year ago and they asked him to stick it out with them for another year. This of course would have landed the Jazz in a better spot than what George left Indiana had they gone along with it (assuming it didn't get leaked, which in all honesty it probably would have), but Utah's front office took a gamble they could get him to stay, and they lost. The front office also had the option to max him out after his rookie deal came up rather than letting him hit restricted free agency and matching the offer of Charlotte. But they didn't, so he had the option to go to free agency this year and he did.

    Hayward put up with the boos from the Jazz fans on draft night, the drama of Deron Williams and Jerry Sloan retiring in the middle of his rookie year, and just 2 playoff appearances and 4 losing seasons with the Jazz in his 7 years there. This was really the first year that the Jazz had managed to dig themselves out of the mess that had basically existed since Hayward showed up there, which is why fans are mad again, not because he's some transcendent player like a Durant or Lebron or because the Jazz were going to be any better than they were last season, but because now they're right back to where they were before and struggling to just be competitive in the Western Conference.

    I'm not sure why you think he owes the organization something just because they basically could keep him under their control this entire time. He didn't choose to play in Utah coming out of Butler, and he didn't choose to play there after his rookie deal came up. I understand that Jazz fans are mad and feel like they're owed something in return for Hayward's time there, but they aren't, and that's the painful reality of sports and life.

    He's going to play for the coach who believed in him when he was just a lightly recruited high school tennis player, the guy who was smart enough to not begrudge him for leaving Butler after his Sophomore season when we all declared that he needed to come back to school. He's also going to a situation in which his odds of getting to and winning a championship are going to be much higher, especially if Lebron leaves Cleveland and heads West after this next season.
     
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  12. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    Where have you seen this? I've not seen this anywhere and it seems like it almost certainly would've gotten out had it been the case.
     
  13. Irishdawg

    Irishdawg Banned User VIP Member

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    I'm relaying what the guy (Brian Geltzeiler) currently hosting on Sirius XM NBA Radio stated today on the show "Above the Rim" which runs from 10-1 EST.
     
  14. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Thanks.
     
  15. fdr

    fdr Well-Known Member

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    Certainly more heartfelt than Paul George's goodbye (I'm a Pacers fan and don't harbor any significant bitterness or anger towards PG, for what it's worth):



    How? Paul George made it known that he really only wanted to land in one spot and you saw what the Pacers got for him in return (though they probably could have done a bit better).

    I'll never understand why anyone would begrudge someone for going out and getting a better job, as Bomani Jones would say. I also don't understand why fans think players owe them/their city/their team anything.
     
  16. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    At least this board has fair and balanced opinions.
     
  17. Red1972

    Red1972 Well-Known Member

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    Hayward left Butler after sophomore year and really didn't think about "unfinished business". I Feel bad for Jazz fans, Butler fans know how they feel.
     
  18. Crash

    Crash Active Member

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    Huh? I was more conflicted when Shelvin left, because he was a fringe round 1 pick and selfishly thought he should stay to show off his PG skills and up his draft grade. I was wrong, Shelvin made the right call.
    Regarding GH, I felt pride that Butler was going to have a top pick in the NBA. Did I want him to return to Butler, sure, but all Alumni I spoke understood his decision. Not 1 person was resentful and wanting to burn his jersey.
    Jazz made 2 errors, 1) they should have locked him up to a 5 year deal when his rookie deal came to a close, rather than matching an offer sheet and 2) if, and only if, GH said he wanted to leave for Boston a year ago, they should have worked out a sign and trade with the Celtics for the Net's pick this year and/or a combo of players. Hindsight is always 20/20.
    As a Warriors fan, the Celtics are more dangerous than ever and if LeBron takes his talents to LA next year, the C's will rule the East for the next 5+ years if Ainge can hit on just 2 of those 7 1st round picks over the next 3 years.
     
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  19. MIBulldog

    MIBulldog Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    31.75 mil/year.

    Maybe Uncle Gordon can spare a buck or two for his Old Uncle Barry.....
     
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  20. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    The GH practice gym?
     
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