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NBA Transactions 2013-2014 Season: Utah Jazz Star Gordon Hayward Not Interested To Re-Sign With Jazz, Other Teams Show Interest On The Small Forward

By Staff Writer | November 06, 2013 04:51 AM EST

NBA Transactions 2013-2014 Season: According to the most recent reports, Utah Jazz Star Gordon Hayward will be a restricted free agent this coming summer after the player and the team failed to agree on a contract extension in the preseason.

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The October 31 deadline for fourth year players to receive contract extension was disregarded by the Jazz.

ESPN's Mark Stein said just like what Hayward have thought of, there are other teams willing to get this potential player and possibly make him a franchise player.

"There are too many Hayward fans in front offices around the league for the former Butler star not to cost the Jazz more later than a deal would have cost them now, given how many teams are projected to have cap space and knowing that the price tags on restricted free agents are always higher than they seemingly should be because the bidders are trying to dissuade the home team from matching," the ESPN analyst said.

On the other hand, LaMarcus Aldridge who is a role player in the Blazers' lineup expressed his interest in his team saying he doesn't want to leave but rather build their young and strong team.

"I'm happy here right now," the Blazers player told USA Today. "I feel like we have a team that can win, that can make noise, and I feel like if we buy in then anything is possible. So I'm happy, and it's still my team and I'm playing well."

The Portland forward said that with the team they have now, they can't afford to lose him especially when the team is playing well together.

"I feel like the team has jelled around me. I feel like coach (Terry Stotts) has trusted me more this year to where I'm getting different opportunities that I didn't get last year, so I think everything is going great right now."

The 6'11" player who still has two seasons left in his contract believes that his team now can win with their hunger and will to win it all.

"It's not 'If there's a better deal, then get me out of (Portland) or take that. It's 'We're here. Let's win, and let's try to have the best season that we can.'"

"The team that we have now is a good balance of old and young, a good balance of hungry and - not satisfied - but hungry and older," he added. "By 'hungry' I mean (players like) T-Rob (Thomas Robinson), who was a (No. 5) pick and he's trying to prove that he should be here (Robinson was traded to Portland from Houston on July 1)."

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