Jazz notes: Lindsey comments on Hayward's free agency, point guard market shifts
Dennis Lindsey comments on free agency
While the draft prospects met with the media in a Grand America Hotel ballroom, Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey spoke to a small group of reporters in the hallway about the draft and his team's plans in free agency.
Lindsey was circumspect, as usual, but said that the big trades around the NBA didn't increase the pressure on him to do something risky in this year's free agency period.
"Sometimes you capitulate to pressure, and then you overreach," Lindsey said. "We want to stick to our fundamentals of team-building. Mindset, culture, skills, fits, value-adds, contract production. We feel like if we continually do that, we'll be in good stead."
And how are the Jazz feeling about keeping their incumbent free agents, especially Hayward and George Hill?
"Because of the city, the organization, the level of the team, Quin, the development staff, and Rudy, we're confident. We'll find out if it's over-confident or appropriately placed."