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Fantasy Update

Oct 14, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Basketball
Our panel of fantasy basketball analysts name their sleepers and busts for the 2014-15 season.
SLC Dunk Oct 19, 2014

Utah Jazz defense is going to improve with added responsibility for Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert

Improvements with the Utah Jazz defense, challenges, protecting the paint, and Dante Exum's game to game improvements. A bonus downbeat for the best fans in the world! Because I missed the Friday #UTAatLAC recap, and had nothing posted up on the site all Saturday I am putting out another Downbeat this weekend. For you, the loyal readers of SLC Dunk. Without you all visiting here and contributing as often as you do this season will be a failure, no matter what the Utah Jazz do on the court. This site has always been about the community and the strength of this site is the community. So I...
Plain Dealer Oct 17, 2014
Gordon Hayward's challenge to LeBron James should make the Cleveland Cavaliers' November game against the Utah Jazz interesting

Gordon Hayward's challenge to LeBron James should make the Cleveland Cavaliers' November game against the Utah Jazz interesting

Gordon Hayward said he would "crush" LeBron James in a 1-on-1 matchup, only he was talking about a video game

Kobe scores 27, but Jazz like Hayward's defense

Anaheim, Calif. • Kobe Bryant dropped 27 points on the Utah Jazz tonight. A game high. Ten more than anyone else on the court, for either team.But the Jazz left the Honda Center happy with what the team, and especially Gordon Hayward, did defensively on Bryant.“I think that’s as good as you can do on Kobe,” forward Derrick Favors said of his teammate’s efforts. “Kobe’s one of those great players. He’s not going to miss too many shots. The only thing you can do on him is make him make tough shots...
Clips Nation Oct 16, 2014
A Preview of the Northwest Division

A Preview of the Northwest Division

A look at each team in the Northwest division: what they did in the offseason, their outlook for the upcoming season, and players to keep an eye on. The Northwest Division has two strong teams, a borderline playoff team, and two lottery bound teams. I will start with the team I predict to finish last in the division this year, the Utah Jazz. The Utah Jazz The Utah Jazz had a mostly quiet summer. They let Tyrone Corbin's contract as head coach run out, replacing him with Quin Snyder, an assistant on the Hawks in 2014. Gordon Hayward, their starting small forward, was re-signed to a 4 year...
Deseret Morning News Oct 15, 2014
Better than LeBron James? Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward claims he is

Better than LeBron James? Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward claims he is

An openly cocky Hayward made that declaration earlier this week when he issued a now-well-publicized statement via Twitter...
Salt Lake Tribune Oct 15, 2014

Utah Jazz: Hayward experiences social media pushback

Jazz forward Gordon Hayward posts on his personal blog fairly regularly. His latest update — tweeted with a link on Tuesday — came equipped with this title: “If I played @KingJames 1-on-1, I’d crush him. My new blog on why I’m the best”. Let’s just say the post generated some interesting comments. And a lot of them. In fact, there was so much traffic to Hayward’s blog that it crashed — earning some national attention and even some laughs in the process. Hayward, of course, wasn’t talking about ...
SLC Dunk Oct 15, 2014

Gordon Hayward, Video Games and Clickbait: The Downbeat #1478

Gordon Hayward really likes video games. Also: Bill Simmons can't pronounce "Enes," Dante Exum talks trash, #NBArank, and your FanPosts. If you were a Jazz fan on the internet yesterday, you probably saw that image up at the top. Actually, there's a good possibility you didn't. You might have seen this one instead: If I played @KingJames 1-on-1, I'd crush him. My new blog on why I'm the best in the game: http://t.co/JstMVmubBl pic.twitter.com/svA2tay0Cj — Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) October 14, 2014 The clickbait-and-switch, as readers would come to find out, is that Gordon...

Fantasy basketball 2014-15 sleepers and busts: Gordon Hayward, Markieff Morris, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant on list

Our panel of fantasy basketball analysts name their sleepers and busts for the 2014-15 season.
Deseret Morning News Oct 10, 2014
Utah Jazz notes: First cuts made, Hayward's big dunk, Hood sits

Utah Jazz notes: First cuts made, Hayward's big dunk, Hood sits

Gordon Hayward made the highlight rounds and gained some respect after his big dunk, and not just for his athleticism.

Gordon Hayward bulks up for new season

When he was recruiting players to Butler, Brad Stevens had a slide in his presentation that highlighted the transformation of one scrawny kid into one of the country’s best players, from a 6-foot-8 beanpole who could only bench press 185 pounds three times to someone who was doing 14 reps at the same weight a year later.Wait until Stevens sees Gordon Hayward now.The Utah Jazz swingman had one of the busiest summers of his life, hosting a basketball camp in the Philippines, gettin...
Deseret Morning News Oct 1, 2014
Bulked-up Gordon Hayward looks to play with an edge this season for Utah Jazz

Bulked-up Gordon Hayward looks to play with an edge this season for Utah Jazz

Adding to the growing amount of evidence that Hayward continues to mature and transform as a person and player, the Jazz...

Utah Jazz: For the upcoming season, Hayward hopes to be productive - and smart

Aggression and efficiency. Asked on Wednesday what he wants of Gordon Hayward, those were the first two words Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said. Aggression and efficiency. All of which means, Hayward has a big task on his plate. Snyder wants his star small forward to make plays whenever the opportunity arises. He wants him to score. He wants him to put others in position to score. He wants him to make plays when the game is on the line. But he wants Hayward to do it smartly. And that’s wher...
SLC Dunk Sep 30, 2014

Gordon Hayward Bought A Tesla. He's Practical: The Downbeat #1465

Did you know the Tesla was the highest rated car on consumer reports like ever? Gordon does. Best moment of the day encapsulated in this awkward question: "What was your hardest question today?" This question was posited by David Locke to Gordon Hayward.  If you go to the Utah Jazz media feed on UtahJazz.com and go to 1:24:27, you can see the internal struggle by Gordon Hayward.  In his mind he's thinking, "Being asked about another man's genitals."  But like a true pro, and just as Jon Rinehart taught him he replies, "Has being married affected your video game playing time?" You're a...
Salt Lake Tribune Sep 29, 2014

Utah Jazz: Hayward returns with a mission to lead

Gordon Hayward is considerably wealthier after signing a new max contract with the Jazz in July, his arms are more muscular, owing to all the time he has spent in the weight room during the offseason. And, he’s now a married man. Big summer. Big changes. However, in return, he’s being asked to lead the 2014-15 edition of the Utah Jazz. And yes, he says he’s up to the task. “It all tells me that the trust the organization has had in me is huge,” Hayward said. “It makes me feel more like a lea...
Salt Lake Tribune Sep 29, 2014

Kragthorpe: Jazz want to make themselves worth watching again

So the Jazz have gathered for coach Quin Snyder’s first training camp, and everyone recognizes that this new arrangement is going to require some unselfishness. That’s not even counting Gordon Hayward’s negotiations regarding how much time he’s allowed to spend playing video games. Hayward’s a dedicated gamer, but he’s married now. He knows that. The Jazz are not a very good NBA team at the moment. We all understand that. Where the buzzwords from Media Day come into play is in holding this team...

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