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Old 07-04-2017, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I'm disgusted that Gordon Heyward left the Jazz for the Celtics. The Jazz developed him and treated him well and offered him more money and he still left. The Jazz will bounce back but this hurts. How do small market teams in the NBA have any chance to compete when their young stars leave for the bigger markets? Broken NBA system with super teams.

The fans of Salt Lake City and the Utah Jazz deserved better.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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OMG, had no idea. Devastated :-( Loved watching him play !
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:39 PM
 
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Meh I will never besmirch any person when a $30million per year $100million+ guaranteed contract is on the line.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Meh I will never besmirch any person when a $30million per year $100million+ guaranteed contract is on the line.
Gordon Heyward left the Utah Jazz to make less guaranteed money.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:05 PM
 
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Come on now, if he was a bust you'd be wanting the bum cut from the team.

Let's not pretend there is some magical loyalty on behalf of Utah but not the players

It's business.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:03 PM
 
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He has every right to advance his career wherever that may be. Players come and go no matter what the sport...surely the Utah organization and its fans can't really be all that shocked about his decision...I would have been really shocked if he had stayed. Course I can relate to your emotions about it...I live in San Diego and we lost our whole darn football team. Yes, bottom line it is a business and the fans always usually end up getting short changed.

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Old 07-06-2017, 06:19 AM
 
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It's a business.

Organizations dump and trade players all the time, it goes both ways.

No big deal.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I'm disgusted that Gordon Heyward left the Jazz for the Celtics. The Jazz developed him and treated him well and offered him more money and he still left. The Jazz will bounce back but this hurts. How do small market teams in the NBA have any chance to compete when their young stars leave for the bigger markets? Broken NBA system with super teams.

The fans of Salt Lake City and the Utah Jazz deserved better.
Your feelings are valid. I wonder how some teams can ever get ahead in the NBA. I'm just waiting for Giannis the Nigerian Greek Freak to leave Milwaukee putting them back to square one.

Even in the heyday of Stockton/Malone, I always felt the Jazz could not draw that extra player or two to truly make them championship level.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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Gordon Heyward left the Utah Jazz to make less guaranteed money.
In Boston, he will have more market exposure. Also, he wanted to reunite with his college coach. Also, at the end of the day he is a man who made a decision based on what was best for him and his family.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:06 PM
 
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Memphis is considering trading Gasol, a guy who made the choice to sign with the Grizzlies.

What loyalty.
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