Jordan ended up wavering back and forth before ultimately choosing the Clippers, who were eliminated by Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz during this past season's playoffs. He and Hayward are also good friends and have developed a chemistry on the floor. Well, it appears one of the main selling points was to expose Hayward to the experience that comes with playing in Boston.
That issue would be the "Millionaire's Tax", which was passed in MA one year ago.
Oh, and Williams-Goss has the backing of that point guard with a statue out front of the Jazz arena. Have there been struggles? Yes. "We want to stick to our fundamentals of team building - mindset, culture, skills, fits, value adds, contract, production". The Jazz traded up to draft Donovan Mitchell at No. 12 and selected Nigel Williams-Goss in the second round last week. In every year after his rookie season, his scoring average went up. It was Hayward's third meeting in as many days.
Westbrook proved that he could take and shoulder the load but how risky will he be in 2017 knowing he can look over his shoulder and see another player who shares his relentless style of play? He is a player who will cover you on defense, and does not demand a lot of shots on offense.
Last postseason, the Jazz produced a video featuring Hayward and his teammates, asking them which National Football League quarterback they preferred. They made some smart moves. They will be hoping Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum take an accelerated route to their potential. Tony Bradley projects to be a backup center for Gobert, but that may not happen this year.
The two sides met for nearly four hours, sources say, covering a variety of topics and pitching the potential of Hayward and Rubio playing together.
"Quinn Snyder is a phenomenal developmental coach", Mannix said. The last, but not least is the signing of Joe Ingles.
Hayward will reportedly meet with the Celtics next before he holds his last meeting with the Jazz. While the C's still have a mountain to climb in Cleveland, the West features the defending champion Warriors, the always tough Spurs, a Rockets squad that added Chris Paul and an Oklahoma City club that just brought in Paul George. In Boston, Danny Ainge boasts a loyal army, but basketball fans across the nation are getting antsy, and if the Celtics strike out on Hayward, they'll be mocked, fair or not. Not too bad for Dennis Lindsey. He has the chance to be the best Small Forward in Jazz history.
The best outcome for the Celtics in the Paul George rent-a-thon would have been for him to land in Boston and eventually sign a new contract to stay put. Both players made the 2017 All-Star team, and they could turn the Celtics into a legitimate championship contender.
For those who are emoji illiterate (no shame in that!), here's a translation: a palm tree represents the Miami Heat, who are trash.
OK, he's not LeBron, who changed the Heat's vistas.
Hayward isn't expected to wait a long time to make a decision. What this shows is that it's not about the money for the sharpshooter but about winning a ring. While the Celtics appear to be chasing the 2020 title rather than the 2018 one, they could be one of the best teams in the league next season with Carmelo on board while sacrificing very little to get him.style="text-align: center;"