Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20) reacts to a foul as the Utah Jazz host the Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Basketball at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday October 30, 2013.
Utah Jazz: Team extends qualifying offer to swingman Gordon Hayward
First Published Jun 25 2014 11:19 pm • Last Updated Jun 26 2014 01:08 pm

The Utah Jazz have set themselves up for their first free agent domino.

As expected, the Jazz formally extended a qualifying offer to small forward Gordon Hayward, making the 6-foot78 swingman out of Butler a restricted free agent.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

With the offer, the Jazz have the right to match any offer Hayward receives on the open market in July. Teams can start negotiating with players on July 1. The Jazz had until Monday night to extend the qualifying offer.

Utah has made it clear that it will match almost any offer Hayward receives. Teams such as Phoenix and the Boston Celtics are expected to be interested in his services.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.