NBA Rumors: Gordon Hayward’s Free-Agency Decision Hinges On George Hill

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The Utah Jazz have made re-signing Gordon Hayward their top priority this summer, but they might be able to help themselves by bringing back another player.

According to Jody Genessy of Deseret News, Hayward’s inclination to stay with Utah could be improved if the team re-signs George Hill.

While the Jazz will have to outlast both the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat in order to keep Hayward, they could face similarly tough competition to sign Hill. This summer’s free-agent class for point guards isn’t very strong, as Hill is one of the best options behind Kyle Lowry.

Not to mention, it looks like the Jazz already have addressed the position. The team agreed to trade for Ricky Rubio in a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a 2018 first-round draft pick.

All things considered, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Utah miss out on both Hayward and Hill.

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