After signing their young power forward, Derrick Favors, to an extension worth upwards of 49 million dollars, the Utah Jazz look to extend his 2010 NBA Draft teammate, Gordon Hayward, as well. Marc Stein, of ESPN.com, is reporting that the Jazz are showing strong indications that they will, indeed, make Hayward a permanent part of the Utah Jazz in the future.
Heard first strong rumbles this weekend that Gordon Hayward, like Derrick Favors, will indeed get extension from Jazz before Oct. 31 buzzer— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 21, 2013
While many had previously thought the Jazz would take a wait and see approach to at least on of the Jazz's 2010 draft picks it now appears that the Jazz want Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors to be part of the future.
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Marc Stein is also reporting that said extension would be richer than Derrick Favors deal.
Jazz won't go any farther publicly than acknowledging talks ongoing but I'm told deal -- if completed -- will be richer than Favors' deal— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 21, 2013
[Updated by My_Lo, 10/21/13 12:29 AM EDT ]
Marc Stein reports the possible reason for Hayward receiving more money is his increased popularity among front offices around the league.
Hayward has tons of fans in front offices around the league. Will draw tons of interest next July if he makes it to restricted free agency— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 21, 2013