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Deseret Morning News Jun 23, 2016
Gordon Hayward turns down offer to play in Olympics

Gordon Hayward turns down offer to play in Olympics

In what had to be a gut-wrenching decision for the Utah Jazz small forward, Hayward declined the invitation from USA Basketball.
Denver Stiffs Jun 23, 2016

Utah rejected Eric Bledsoe and a first round pick for Gordon Hayward

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Utah has rejected the Phoenix Suns trade proposal of Eric Bledsoe and a first round pick for Gordon Hayward. Marc Stein has just reported that in an effort to obtain Utah's Gordon Hayward, the Phoenix Suns tried to give Utah star player Eric Bledsoe AND a first round pick! Utah has reportedly told several teams that Hayward is not leaving anytime soon no matter the price. Sources say Phoenix, in its failed trade pitch to convince Utah to surrender Gordon Hayward, tried to pair Eric Bledsoe with a lottery pick — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 23,...
Denver Stiffs Jun 23, 2016

Report: Several teams believe Thon Maker is not 19 years old

Is Thon Maker older than he claims? According to Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated and SB Nation's LibertyBallers.com, several teams are weary that Thon Maker is much older than he claims to be. Several teams have entirely ruled Thon Maker out of the first round due to his age. Multiple sources believe Maker to be 21-23, not 19. — Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 23, 2016 Thon was an internet sensation when his mixtape claimed him to be a 7-foot Kevin Durant. Those comparisons were way off base as Thon lacks a lot of the overall skill that Durant had as a prep player but Thon still...
Denver Stiffs Jun 23, 2016

Denver Nuggets D-Day

It's finally time to do some drafting, boys and girls, and all the speculation is about to end. How will the Nuggets night pan out? It's time to get excited! The new phone book's here! The new phone book's here!!! Well, close enough. The new D-Day is here! It's finally NBA Draft Day 2016, Nuggets Nation, and we've been a bit draft-batty around these parts. 64 draft-related articles on Denver Stiffs since May Day, building in rabidity until we find ourselves on the big day. Who comes to the Denver Nuggets with the seventh pick tonight? What will be happening in Denver's War Room? NBA TV's...
SLC Dunk Jun 22, 2016

NBA Trade Rumors 2016: Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward involved in a lot of chatter

Boston and Phoenix want Gordon Hayward. But more importantly, so does the Utah Jazz. Man, the NBA Draft is tomorrow, and NBA Free Agency is about a week away . . . but it seems to be Gordon Hayward day here at SLC Dunk. The Utah Jazz forward (guard?) (modern era 3/2/4?) (basketball player with a trendy haircut?) Gordon Hayward is the Utah Jazz' face of the franchise, he is their best player, their primary ball handler, their first option on offense, and their go-to guy in the clutch. He has played all of his career in Utah, and after six seasons he is one of the most highly regarded...
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 22, 2016

Giant LeBron James banner across from Quicken Loans Arena to return in fall

Cleveland fans upset with the planned removal of the giant LeBron James banner across from Quicken Loans Arena can take some comfort in knowing that Sherwin-Williams Co. will put it back up this fall.The company announced in May that it would be replace the 10-story-tall James banner with a red, white and blue one that says, “This Land is Our Land.” A company spokesman says that banner is meant to celebrate Sherwin-Williams’ 150th anniversary and to welcome visitors to the Republican National Convention.Upset fans recently created a petition drive on Change.org urging the company not to...
CelticsBlog Jun 20, 2016

I traded for Gordon Hayward in my mock draft - here’s why

Reunited and it feels so good! The results of our SBNation Mock Draft are being published Monday and Tuesday - follow along with all the action here. With the 3rd pick in the draft, I selected... ...to trade the pick. I agreed to a trade with the Jazz getting Gordon Hayward in exchange for the #3 pick, the #23 pick, and Jonas Jerebko. Basically I wanted to upgrade our talent by consolidating our assets. My opinion is that there are a lot of good-not-great options at #3 and the upside potential for any of them is right around the level of a Gordon Hayward type player. I gave up the 23rd...

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