Gordon Hayward's decision to leave the Utah Jazz certainly tempered their expectations entering the 17-18 season.

“There is always an optimism at the beginning of the season,” Snyder told Yahoo Sports. “And I’m not saying there isn’t that now, but it’s tempered a little bit with the personnel changes.” 

Replacing Hayward's production is a difficult task for the Jazz.

“There isn’t a silver bullet,” Snyder said. “What there is, though, is a challenge. That’s something you can really embrace and enjoy.”