Forward Gordon Hayward Will Wear The Jazz Uniform
Posted by Nancy on June 25, 2010
The results of the NBA draft are now history and while some of the placements turned out as expected, others certainly did not. Early speculation by some did have Butler forward Gordon Hayward going with the Utah Jazz but it seems that a good many fans were hoping for someone else—possibly a bigger guy who could be the “go-to” man for Deron Williams should Carlos Boozer leave the team (not an unlikely scenario).
There were loud boos heard in the Energy Solutions Arena after commissioner, David Stern, called out the number nine selection. Jazz General Manager, Kevin O’Connor stressed that the organization tried hard to trade up but it just wasn’t in the cards. The big men that the team management had their eyes on went earlier in the draft and O’Conner said that they took the best of what was left. In fairness, Hayward is no slouch on the basketball court. He is a proven player with great skills and plenty of smarts that might just end up being a huge asset to the team. That is what everyone is hoping for.