2010 NBA Draft Results: Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward Pick Brings out Boo-Birds

June 25th, 2010 by TIM PETERSON Leave a reply »

I guess the New York Knicks got the last laugh after all. The much ballyhooed lottery pick that New York surrendered to the Utah Jazz, as part of the 2008 Tom Gugliotta trade, may be have been much ado about nothing.

When the Jazz  selected Butler’s Gordon Hayward with the ninth overall pick, not only did the organization stun its fan base, the media, and a plethora of so-called draft experts, it may have made one of the worst blunders in franchise history.

As fans gathered at EnegerySolutions Arena for an NBA Draft party, the hope for many Jazz loyalists was to see Utah take a difference maker in the paint— preferably somebody who would rip the beard right off Pau Gasol’s face.  

Instead, they got a former tennis player named Gordon.

With a rare pick from the lottery, the Jazz may have squandered an opportunity to take this team to a championship level.

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