Rock On: Lighten up, Gordon (7 items)
Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said last week he told Gordon Hayward he needed to lighten up.
“I was serious, I think he needs to have more fun,” Lindsey said.
So let’s see. Hayward made $3.5 million last year. He will triple that with his next contract. He gets a six-month vacation.
If that’s not having fun …
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1 of 7. MR. EVERYTHING
“I think if he really were to think about it, (Hayward) is tall, handsome, smart, has a great family, a beautiful fiancé, he’s naturally competitive, he’s in a good spot, in a market that admires him I think there are times where he feels like the weight of the world is on his shoulders,” Lindsey said.
“Sure, wins and losses weighed heavily on him. But we wanted to have a clear path where he could become more prominent with the Utah Jazz — and I think once he gets time away and reflects on that, he’ll be better in that role next year. We look forward to him being a career Jazz member.”
If not, he’ll have to settle for being tall, handsome, smart ...
2 of 7. BAMBINOBALL
Does this mean he also gets to overeat, smoke cigars and point to where the next shot is going to land?
3 of 7. BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
As Jim Nantz would say, a tradition like no other.
4 of 7. DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR
Instead of wearing No. 85, the man formerly known as Ochocinco is expected to wear No. 79, in respect for the dollar exchange.
5 of 7. THE LONG VIEW
Any chance she can contact Larry H. Miller about getting the Jazz out of their mess?