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Ramsey: Talk about inflation: So-so Hayward signs $63 million NBA contract

Published: July 9, 2014, 7:35 am, by David Ramsey

Gordon Hayward just signed a four-year $63 million contract with Charlotte.

This is the same Hayward who led the Jazz to a 25-57 record this season.

OK, that’s a little harsh, but Hayward barely rises above mediocre. He shot 41.3 percent from the field. Last time that was a respectable percentage was 1954. He averaged less than one offensive rebound a game, an indication of his lack of ambition and athleticism. He never will be the best player on the playoff team. Never.

He fails to deserve a max contract.