The Return -- Celtics @ Jazz 11/9/2019 7:30 pm MST ESPN

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  1. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2018 Award Winner

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    The game thread that was 6 months ahead of its time. One that was wasted on a game Gordo didn't even play in. Will he play Friday? He certainly claims he is, but we shall see. We will revisit a bit of history to better contextualize this debacle...

    Provo, Utah; October 30, 1987:

    Danny Ainge, then a 6-year NBA veteran, begins his only all-star season. Having been, to that point, the biggest basketball star to come out of Provo’s Brigham Young University, and the all-time scoring leader (later eclipsed by teh Jimmerz), Danny has now spent his entire career in Boston playing for the Celtics. Ainge, a native of Oregon, played his four years at BYU and, while a hero to many Utah locals and LDS people in general, is not much of a true Utah product. The 1987 Celtics featured two other BYU alums – Greg Kite and Fred Roberts. For a scheduled pre-season game against the Utah Jazz, the venue was located at Brigham Young’s Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. During the game, the home crowd, in historically embarrassing fashion, cheered on the Boston Celtics (more a reflection of Cougar Nation than Jazz Nation [BYU typically composed of only 30% Utahns]). There was a turnout of approximately 22,000 spectators, a then record for the largest turnout for an NBA pre-season game.

    Ainge, having taken an entire populace and turned it on its head with conflicted feelings of who to root for, must have felt sick satisfaction at the perceived conquest. He himself, with no local loyalties to the Utah Jazz, indulges his insatiable appetite for power.



    April 14, 2010

    After Butler’s historic run, and being a missed half-court shot away from an NCAA championship, Gordon Hayward makes the painful decision to leave Brad Stevens behind and chase his dreams of playing in the NBA.

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    Gordon Hayward joins the Utah Jazz and plays seven seasons for the club. But, alas…

    July 3, 2013

    The Boston Celtics sign Brad Stevens as head coach.

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    January 3, 2017

    As rumors swirl regarding Gordon’s potential interest signing with the Celtics and reuniting with Brad Stevens, the Jazz arrive in Boston to take on the Celtics. During pre-game introductions, the fans cheer for Hayward, and continue to do so throughout the game. This note is not lost on then Celtics forward Jae Crowder, who had a few words of his own to say:



    Crowder, with added motivation, stomps on the throat of the Hayward-led Jazz (mostly just Hayward) by lighting them (him) up for 21 points on 5/6 shooting from deep. The Crowder-led Celtics walk away with the 115-104 victory.

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    After the game, Crowder takes to social media to blast fans for cheering the opposing team’s player, only to be forced by the Boston front office to publicly apologize for his comments.

    June 29, 2017

    Gordon Hayward officially opts out of his last season with the Utah Jazz.

    July 1, 2017

    Free agency begins and Hayward meets with the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics, and the Utah Jazz. Many teammates persuade Gordon to make the right decision, but his commitment with them waffles.

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    July 4, 2017

    The Utah Jazz declare their independence from cowards.

    July 5, 2017

    The Celtics, needing to cut salary to be able to officially sign Hayward, begin looking to deal Crowder or Bradley and the official #JAEWARD campaign begins.

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    July 6, 2017

    Danny Ainge, in town for the Rocky Mountain Revue summer league, watches over his team as the Celtics take on the Jazz. With emotion riding high from the Hayward fallout, Donovan Mitchell arises for the challenge. Below, Donovan plays nasty D on Tatum, steals the ball away, and is fouled near mid-court. A staredown between the two ensues. On the next play, Donovan leaves Tatum flat on his *** before delivering the dish for a slam by Wright.



    The Jazz close out the Celtics 68-65.

    July 7, 2017

    Danny Ainge undercuts the Jazz by dealing Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Marcus Morris, freeing up the needed cap space to sign Hayward out-right.

    Meanwhile, Danny Ainge’s son, Tanner, is attempting to begin a political career in Utah’s Congressional District 3 following the resignation of Jason Chaffetz. Ainge Jr. is involved in a primary election the next month. Ainge Sr., as an act of professional courtesy, and as a way to mend bridges with the community and his son’s political campaign (at not cost of his own), can allow Hayward to be obtained for nothing in return in order to generate a traded player exception (TPE) for the Utah Jazz to use in future trades to absorb salary. Ainge balks.

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    July 17, 2017

    The Jazz sign Jonas Jerebko, whose bird rights were renounced as Hayward collateral.

    August 15, 2017

    Tanner Ainge loses his special election primary for congressional district 3, coming in third place with 24% of the votes.

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  2. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2018 Award Winner

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    Summer 2017

    Hayward leaves Rudy Gobert and the Jazz to team up with Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics, after Isaiah's intense efforts to recruit Hayward.

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    Thomas, whose sister was killed on the eve of the playoffs, played an amazing stretch through the post-season on a seriously injured hip that cost him most of this season. Ainge, being the heartless bastard he is, trades away Thomas (who put his career on the line for the Celtics) and Crowder (on the day his mother passed away) to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a guy whose parents named him after a Mr. Mister song.



    October 17, 2017

    The Boston Celtics begin their season opener against reigning Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Five minutes in to Hayward’s Celtic career, he goes for an alley-oop and is met in the paint by Jae Crowder.

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    Hayward suffers a devastating season-ending injury.

    December 15, 2017

    The Jazz arrive in Boston to take on the Celtics. Prior to the game, Hayward remarks about his hoped outcome:



    Jonas Jerebko scores a season high 17 points in his return to Boston, assisting the Jazz to a 22 point victory, just 62 points shy of Gordon’s hope.

    February 8, 2018

    The Jazz, as part of a 3-team deal, send out Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson to obtain destined-Jazzman Jae Crowder. With the acquisition of Crowder, Dennis Lindsey claims victorious in the Hayward-collateral pickup and finds himself a pretty nice swap for the timid pretty-boy:

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    2019

    The Celtics arrive in Utah to face-off against a motivated, galvanized Jazz team with some “unfinished business” of their own. On guy seeking payback on the GM who traded him like a piece of gum, Gobert and Ingles pissed about getting burned by what they viewed as a friend, another man whose summer Spain vacation was interrupted with a Hayward recruitment effort, and an entire team ready to lay down their toughness on the cowardly lion.

    In the week preceding the showdown, Gail reaches out to mend bridges.

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    Flabbergasted with silence, Gail sends “a couple-a guys” to Hayward’s Boston home to smooth over last summer’s events.

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    Gordon, being the timid aloof that he is, can’t muster the courage to respond to any questions.

    Frustrated, Coach Quin moves to plan B:

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  3. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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  4. Knowledgeofmine

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    Danny Ainge is the best GM in all of sports. It's not even debatable. Look at the team He has and all the moves he has made. Only a Jazz fan would say Ainge is heartless for trading Thomas and mention it was after his sister death. Same fans Reggie Miller called out on national television for wearing a Fisher lied shirt. Sure had no problem using his daughter illness so spare the BS about Thomas. Utah would love to have Ainge as gm.
     
  5. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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    The GM in GS is the best. Built a monster by making moves and amazing picks. Won a title and then added Durant. Won two titles and then added Cousins.

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  6. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Do you even know how to jazz fan?
     
  7. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member

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    fisher lied 3 teams to get out of contracts... used his daughter's illness as an excuse.
     
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  8. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2018 Award Winner

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    No, he doesn’t. It’s ncoloradojazz. He’s not a Jazz fan.
     
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  9. Jack Strop

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    I wont argue Ainge isnt a great GM. He is. He's built a contender and still has a ton of assets. Somehow he manages to out trade GM after GM. Look at what he got for his aging vets. Look at what he did to Philly last season. He's drafted very well, made key pick ups. I'd rank him right up there with GS' GM.
    That said, he is a ruthless *******. I wouldnt want him in Utah.
     
  10. Jingled

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    This is awesome! Good work.
     
  11. Jazz Traveler

    Jazz Traveler Well-Known Member

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    Well done, infection, well done.
     
  12. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    I agree that he is a good gm too. That type of talk has no place in this particular thread on this particular site though.
     
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  13. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member

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    Jae vs. Gordo is giving me the chicken skin... Hayward don't want that smoke.
     
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  14. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member

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    He's good and he's cold AF. Also he has one of the fattest chin/neck meats ever and is a terrible person.
     
  15. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Quin needs to put Ingles and Jae on Gordo as much as possible. Between Joe and Jae, Gordon would get harassed all night.
     
  16. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member

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    We will need them to guard important players involved in the offense though.
     
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  17. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2018 Award Winner

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    I have a better idea:

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  18. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member

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    We should have welcome back Jeremy Evans night on Friday. Have him sit on our bench and be real friendly with Donovan and the guys.
     
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  19. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    The last part was good. The rest was meh.
     
  20. Revolution 9

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    Just win.
     
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