Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 3 Months

Gordon Hayward is meeting with Cavaliers officials in Cleveland on Wednesday, and may be presented with a contract offer sheet.

Hayward is expected to command a huge deal worth a bare minimum of $10 million per season. The Suns have also been eager to give him an offer sheet, and the Celtics had expressed interest before agreeing to terms with Avery Bradley, but all along the Jazz have vowed to match offers for their restricted FA.

Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 3 Months

The Cavaliers are considering giving restricted free agent Gordon Hayward a "big offer sheet," according to ESPN's Marc Stein, but the Jazz are likely to match any offer.

Utah has been steadfast in their desire to keep Hayward, so they're in the driver's seat even if the Cavs, Suns or Celtics make a huge offer. Considering Jodie Meeks just earned about $6.5 million annually to sign a three-year deal with Detroit, the market for shooting guards is clearly tilted in Hayward's favor.

Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 3 Months

Restricted FA Gordon Hayward has been contacted by Celtics GM Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens, according to the Boston Globe.

The Suns are also making a hard push to sign Hayward to an offer sheet, but it may prove futile since the Jazz are expected to match almost any offer for their 24-year-old SG.

Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 3 Months

The Jazz contacted restricted free agent Gordon Hayward on Tuesday morning.

The Suns are believed to be making a hard push on Hayward, but the Jazz are more than likely going to match any offer. He didn't have much help last year and it brought his field goal percentage down despite an improved offensive arsenal, so he's a bit better than his stats suggest.

Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 3 Months

The Suns may offer restricted free agent Gordon Hayward a max contract, according to beat writer Jody Genessy, but the Jazz are expected to match any offer.

Jazz VP Walt Perrin said in early June that the team wasn't even considering replacements for Hayward, and it would be surprising if he's playing anywhere but Utah next season. He averaged a solid 16.2 points, 1.1 threes, 5.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals last season, returning top-50 fantasy value, and should improve his stock with one more year of experience in Utah's youthful roster.

Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 3 Months

The Jazz tendered a qualifying offer to Gordon Hayward on Wednesday.

That makes him a restricted free agent, and it's hard to see him playing anywhere but Utah next season, at this point.

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The Utah Jazz aren't looking to replace Gordon Hayward in the 2014 NBA Draft, according to Jazz vice president of player personnel Walt Perrin.

Hayward will be a restricted free agent this summer, but Perrin insists the Jazz aren't going into the draft targeting his replacement. "Nope," Perrin said. "That doesn't come into our thinking because we think we're going to have Gordon with us next year." Perrin added that the Jazz will, "look at the best available player" available with their fifth overall pick, which could mean that the team is committed to matching any offers that Hayward receivers on the open market.

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GM Dennis Lindsey said he hopes restricted free agent Gordon Hayward is a "career Jazz member."

At just 24 years old, Hayward was one of just four players to average 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. The others were LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Michael Carter-Williams. Hayward's 41.3 percent shooting leaves a lot to be desired, but the Jazz would be silly not to match any offer within reason. They can afford him and a max free agent if it comes to that.

Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 6 Months

Gordon Hayward scored 21 points with six boards, four assists and one 3-pointer against the Lakers during Monday's 119-104 loss.

The Jazz were able to score the ball a bit, but their defense continues to hurt them. They will finish this season with the worst record in the Western Conference and have a decision to make on free-agent Hayward. His 41.3 percent from the field is a weakness, but it's hard to be too tough on him considering the lack of help around him on the perimeter.

Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 6 Months

Gordon Hayward made just 5-of-13 from the field for 16 points during Sunday's 116-96 loss to the Thunder, adding two boards, nine assists and two turnovers.

He had himself a nice March and entered today with averages of 16.7 points, 4.0 boards, 5.5 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.2 blocks and 1.1 triples on 47.5 percent from the field. The big increase here was the field goal shooting, which was up from a Brandon Jennings-like 34.1 percent back in February. Hayward is looking at a nice pay day in the offseason.