http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/230320/Hayward-Likely-To-Get-$50M+-Extension-From-JazzGordon Hayward and the Utah Jazz are expected to agree to an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline.
Hayward's deal is likely to be more lucrative than the four-year, $49 million extension teammate Derrick Favors signed last week.
Hayward has a lot of admirers in front offices around the NBA and would be a highly coveted restricted free agent target if a deal is not reached.
That's the going rate for young, talented wing players these days. We saw Tyreke get 11M a year, now we're seeing Hayward get 12+. That 9.5M for DeRozan is starting to actually look like somewhat of a bargain.
I'm sure people are now going to try and argue that either:
a.) Hayward is significantly better than DeRozan
b.) Hayward is also significantly overpaid, and we shouldn't use other bad contracts to justify our own.