5 big names we'd love to see come to the Utah Jazz at the deadline

If the Utah Jazz got wild, one of these five players would be landing in Salt Lake City.

May 19, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) brings the ball up court
May 19, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) brings the ball up court / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
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SF - Gordon Hayward (Charlotte Hornets)

Is Gordon Hayward on this list because he's a former member of the Utah Jazz and bringing him back would resolve a lot of wrongs going on in the universe? Yes, yes he is. Is he also on the list because he can provide a good pop to the Jazz's offense? Yes, yes he is. The Jazz are struggling to hit threes consistently and with guys like Jordan Clarkson and Keyonte George chucking up garbage a lot so far this season, getting someone like Hayward may be able to stabilize the team's perimeter offense.

Hayward is capable of averaging 15 points, five rebounds, and five assists per game while playing solid if not unspectacular defense. He'd be an offensive upgrade over Simone Fontecchio, and you wouldn't lose so much with him on defense that he'd be unplayable, especially in a rotation that included Kris Dunn and Walker Kessler.

His age, injury history, and contract aren't great, but if you can get him in a deal that includes Jordan Clarkson and Talen Horton-Tucker then you make the trade. It may leave you a bit shallow off the bench but that's why you have rookies.