Kragthorpe: Biggest summer in Utah Jazz history will intensify this week

Gordon Hayward never believed his agent’s prediction that the phone would start ringing at 12:01 a.m. July 1.

That was three years ago, when some percentage of fans didn’t care whether or not the Jazz kept Hayward as a free agent. Many of them thought the team paid too much in matching the offer sheet he signed with Charlotte. How silly does that seem now?

The latest saga involving Hayward already is crazy, even before July 1. Try selling any of this stuff as non-fiction: The No. 1 pursuer is Bo...