Morning Links: Hayward is public enemy No. 1 in Utah; a look at the Utes' NFL talent

Morning Links: Hayward is public enemy No. 1 in Utah; a look at the Utes' NFL talent

When Gordon Hayward chose to sign with the Boston Celtics, Jazz fans lost respect for him, and now he’s gone from being Utah’s most loved to being the most despised after the way he handled his decision.

Nobody wants a divorce after a long-time relationship. Yet, this is nothing new according to KSL. Paul Millsap started his career with the Jazz before both decided to go in a different direction after playing in Utah for seven years. The Jazz wanted to go younger as Millsap was not getting older. Those type of breakups are understandable to most fans.

Then there’s Al Jefferson, who’d been with the team for three years before he decided to leave for Charlotte. It was one of those breakups that was emotionless knowing that a player of his caliber was replaceable.

Hayward’s decision made the basketball world stop as it waited on him until breaking news from ESPN leaked that Hayward decided to sign with Boston. The Jazz’s front office wasn’t informed and hours later, Hayward wrote an article for The Players’ Tribune confirming his decision. Clearly not the best way to say goodbye.

Other Links

A memorable throwback of the Utah-BYU rivalry game

A closer look at BYU’s new baseball stadium

BYU fan throwing shade at Utes player’s pictures

And finally…

The Utes may not be the most well-known team to produce NFL talent, but Utah has sent enough players to the NFL that you could create 11-on-11 teams with former Utes who are currently on NFL rosters.

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Published at Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:15:00 +0000