“I like him,” Rivers said after waiving Ingles in 2014, according to The Deseret News’ Jody Genessy. “We were definitely trying to find ways to keep him. I think he’s going to be a good player.
Ingles’ wife was on a plane from Australia to Los Angeles when the Clippers cut him in 2014. When she landed and got to the hotel, he told her, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, “Hey babe, don’t have a job. What do you want to do?”
George Hill, a point guard who played a huge role in bringing Utah along as well as in beating the Clippers, will be a free agent. Hill and the Jazz couldn’t agree on an extension and he’s the type of player for whom there will definitely be sharp disagreements about his worth. At age 30, he’ll be looking to cash in for his first and possibly last mega-contract. (He’s finishing out a five-year, $40 million deal now, his first off his late first rookie scale contract.) There’s a real possibility that in the rush of early July, the Jazz lose Hill.
This summer is all about Hayward, who will almost certainly opt out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. As a 27-year-old All-Star, he’s a max player eligible to sign for $30 million in Year 1 of a contract. Utah will surely fork that over, though in grand Spurs Familia tradition, it might come with a presentation on why taking less would help the Jazz Nike Elite Cheap Jerseys compete with the elite teams. (Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey is an R.C. Buford disciple.)