Northwest Notes: Hill, Favors, Workouts

Keeping Gordon Hayward in Utah is the top priority for the Jazz this offseason, but re-signing him alone isn’t going to help the team climb in the Western Conference standings, Benjamin Mehic of the Deseret News writes.

The team must also shore up its point guard position. George Hill will be a free agent this summer and the team will have trouble finding a top-notch point guard replacement should he bolt. Hill has expressed a desire to return, as Dana Gauruder of Hoops Rumors mentioned in the team’s offseason preview. However, many players say flattering things about their current team as they head into free agency only to leave for another club.

If Hill is lured away, the most likely option for the Jazz is promoting Dante Exum to the starting unit, though that could hurt the team in the win column since Exum hasn’t quite proven himself in the league yet.

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6 thoughts on “Northwest Notes: Hill, Favors, Workouts

  1. Z-A

    As the Jazz I would do Favors + the 30th for Clarkson. Mainly b/c I wouldn’t want to re-up Favors and Clarkson has 2 extra years at a reasonable rate. Except I’ve got this guy named Rodney Hood on the team that gives me similar production. If George Hill goes elsewhere, I’d be more inclined to trade for Ricky Rubio, Eric Bledsoe, or Brandon Knight straight up.

  2. mikedickinson

    The Celtics need a guy like Favors. I wonder if a package involving Marcus Smart would get it done?

      • formerlyz

        O wow. This whole time, I thought he was a FA. Lol that probably makes what I’ve been saying about being interested in him in Miami a little dumb…maybe I thought it was an option year?

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