< $8mm per year
$8mm - $8.9mm per year
$9mm - $9.9mm per year
$10mm - $10.9mm per year
$11mm - $11.9mm per year
$12mm - $12.9mm per year
$13mm - $13.9mm per year
$14mm+ per year
Damn homeboy is gonna make more than 8 mill per year. Well who knows. I would love to extend him at that price.
Of course this issue is one more very good reason to make as deep a run as possible. If he disappears again in the postseason maybe not so much.
"I'm a moron for thinking the Browns could even sniff 10 wins in a division where the other three teams (two of whom almost always make the playoffs) made the post-season last year. Gyp Rosetti's thee God of football knowledge." - Brown Notes
I just have no idea which Hayward is going to show up on a given night. And his physical profile is less than elite. I don't know. I hate thinking about stuff like this.
How about this, take advantage of how moody he is and when he's down after a bad game one night, pitch $7 million starting on a 4-year.
I don't think the Jazz front office would even blink at giving Hayward 12 mil. And I think he might be worth up to 14 mil. Much like Wes Matthews, Hayward may not be worth that amount early in his contract but I think he could grow into it.
The more Hayward has the ball in his hands, the more confidence he gets. Most importantly, he makes his teammates better.
4 years 40 mil. 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5
There is something we need to understand about the new CBA: because it is so expensive to go into the luxury now, teams are not going to want to pay as much for players but stars are still going to get paid. I remember reading during the lockout about how the middle value players would suffer the most because the 'Kobes' would still be getting theirs and the rookies would get their guaranteed contracts but the middle talent guys would get less to keep teams under the cap. Gordon is no 'Kobe', at least not yet for sure and you can't have ten 10 mil per year guys on an under the cap team.
If you paid all of the players that we have right now what they think they are worth, how much would it be? Millsap: 15 Al: 15 Favors: 15 Kanter: 10 hayward: 10 Marvin: 10 Mo: 10 Burks: 5 Foye: 5 Roger: 35 (just kidding) The rest are scrubs, but that's close to 90 mil. And that's without a current all star. The new market of the NBA is a 'big 3' getting near max contracts and the rest getting midlevel deals, and nobody on our current roster is at 'big 3' level so they can't be getting over 10 mil. That includes Gordon, and frankly Favors though he may get more due to his size.
Hate to be a downer, but if overall non star player salaries don't come down then the Jazz are in trouble because I guarantee that they won't be paying triple to the dollar luxury fees for a non championship team.
There is a good side to this because if they stay under the cap than the kickback from other teams will help a lot.