2017 Outlook: In a season in which his FG%, 3P%, FTA, AST, BLK, and STL averages all fell (albeit slightly in most cases), Hayward still managed to finish the 2015 season fourth among SGs on our player rater. That speaks to both the lack of depth at the position and Hayward's ability to provide strong value across the board, the exact reason you should feel good with him in the early rounds. The Jazz upgraded to George Hill at point guard and brought in Joe Johnson, moves that should help free up Hayward on the perimeter (the percentage of his FGA that have been uncontested has steadily be declining).
2017 Outlook: The Jazz have depth as a team, but Hood figures to be very much in the mix when it comes to starting and getting serious playing time. Joe Johnson is aging quickly and when you consider that 40-percent of their starting lineup can't be counted on for consistent scoring, Hood's volume shooting style makes him an asset in points and 3PM. His rebounding numbers aren't bad for a guard and it's possible that with an improved team around him, that his assist numbers improve as well.
2017 Outlook: The 35-year-old Johnson will enter this season playing for the sixth team of his career, but the role is nothing new. Iso Joe will once again be a veteran presence that is asked to lead by example, as the Jazz really don't have many options that'll split SF duties with Johnson. He was a Top 80 player on our Player Rater last season, and while we expect some regression, Johnson is still worth a look when rounding out your roster.
2017 Outlook: In the past, Burks has been a reasonably productive player when on the court, it's just that staying on the court has been a major issue. Knee and ankle injuries compromised last season, and while he is expected to fully recover, the addition of George Hill would seem to indicate that the Jazz aren't sold on Burks as a key part of the future. He has a nice versatile game, but the level of risk outweighs the limited upside.