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Gordon Hayward | Guard/Forward

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: Butler
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Gordon Hayward led Utah with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in a losing effort vs. the Suns on Friday.
A key for fantasy owners is his shooting percentages -- he made a woeful 41.3 percent from the field while adjusting to a bigger role last season, but has made 54.8 percent of his attempts in Utah's past five exhibitions. Hayward heads into the regular season on strong footing and is the unquestioned motor of the Jazz offense, giving him reliable early-round upside. Oct 25 - 12:01 AM

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Gordon Hayward and Derek Favors each played 12 minutes before sitting out Utah's loss in L.A. as a precaution.

Hayward racked up eight points, three assists and three steals, and Favors was equally impressive, but the Jazz predictably lost their footing once they were pulled by coach Quin Snyder. Both of Utah's cornerstone players should see an uptick in playing time for Tuesday's road game vs. the Thunder.
Oct 20 - 12:14 AM

Gordon Hayward lit up the box score in Friday's 101-97 preseason loss to the Clippers, scoring 22 points on 4-of-7 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 12-of-12 FTs) with six rebounds, four assists and six steals.

Keep in mind that these games are loose and often generate pinball statistics. Hayward looks the part after his time with Team USA and has early round upside with a nice and safe mid-round floor.
Oct 18 - 2:38 AM

Gordon Hayward scored 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with four assists, four steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer on Thursday.

It sure does help to go against the Lakers, but this was Hayward's best game. He added some muscle to his frame and it should help his field goal percentage. He could put it all together and be a top-20 player this season.
Oct 17 - 1:30 AM

Gordon Hayward started at small forward and hit 4-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win.

He played 27 minutes and should be primed for a big season as the focal point of the Utah offense. Don't sleep on him on draft night.
Oct 8 - 1:25 AM

Coach Quin Snyder said Gordon Hayward needs to be efficient and aggressive this season.

Hayward added there were less lanes and opposing teams doubled him more. He ranked 51st in the NBA for drives per game and was sub-par making just 40.1 percent of those attempts. The Jazz will also look to get more transition buckets, which should give him get easier looks. He could improve on last season and is worth a look in the fourth or fifth round.
Oct 1 - 8:37 PM

Gordon Hayward says he will play some power forward this season.

He put on a ton of muscle this offseason and the coaching staff probably let him know they'd play him at power forward. The Jazz have almost no depth at forward, so they'll need to play Hayward at the forward spots a lot more this season. He's an interesting player to target in the middle rounds.
Sep 29 - 7:30 PM

Gordon Hayward said that he's made "a conscious effort this summer to bulk up a bit."

"They obviously have me do a lot of strengthening because I’ve gotten a lot stronger, but we also do a lot of mobility, flexibility and stability work," he said. "I’m just a lot stronger and when I drive to the hole, I’m able to kind of brush people off me and that makes me a lot better." Hayward relied overwhelmingly on his jumper last year, but he made 73.8 percent of his driving layups, so anything that encourages him to attack the paint is a bonus for fantasy owners.
Sep 14 - 3:31 PM

Gordon Hayward will not make the Team USA roster when cuts are announced on Saturday according to ESPN.

This news isn't too surprising as he hasn't seen much action lately and is a cut below other players that are on the bubble. Regardless, the experience bodes well for him as he takes his big contract into next season.
Aug 22 - 11:44 PM

Gordon Hayward could be the next Team USA cut, according to Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com.

Hayward only scored four points to go along with two steals during Wednesday's win over the Dominican Republic and "did the least to distinguish himself", according to Sheridan. Team USA will board a plane headed to the World Cup of Basketball on Saturday and Hayward will join Andre Drummond, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Korver, and Chandler Parsons on the roster bubble as coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff trim the roster from 16 to 12.
Aug 21 - 9:30 AM

Gordon Hayward said on Thursday that he has put on 10 pounds of muscle since the regular season.

It makes sense since he's expected to play more forward, and it's not too far-fetched to think he plays some stretch four with the lack of depth on the Jazz. It's still not clear if coach Quin Snyder will start Alec Burks as his shooting guard, which would make Hayward a starting three. Interestingly, Hayward didn't shoot the ball well with Burks on the court, so the new coach has a decision on his hands. Regardless, he's a nice early-middle round pick.
Aug 14 - 7:29 PM

Gordon Hayward said Paul George's injury hasn't made him change his mind about international play.

Two weeks after Paul George broke his leg during a Team USA exhibition game, Hayward addressed the injury risk of playing internationally on his personal blog. "I don’t think it’s something you can think about. You just have to go out there and play," Hayward wrote. "As soon as you start thinking about injuries and you’re tentative, bad things happen." Hayward averaged 16.2 points, 1.1 triples, 5.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.4 steals during the 2013-14 season and is a solid bet to return top-50 fantasy value for the 2014-15 season.
Aug 14 - 1:12 PM

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski praised Gordon Hayward's versatility during a conference call on Tuesday, adding that Hayward has become stronger and more decisive.

Hayward and Kyle Korver both made it through the first round of Team USA cuts, and their odds of making the final roster improved after Paul George's season-ending injury. Coach K still has a few tough decisions to make, as the current pool of 16 players needs to be trimmed to a 12-man roster.
Aug 5 - 2:56 PM

The Jazz have officially matched Charlotte's four-year, $63 million offer sheet for Gordon Hayward.

Utah may have been forced to overpay a bit to retain Hayward, but it's not an unreasonable deal for a 24-year-old who has increased his scoring in each of his four NBA seasons. Hayward's shooting percentage slipped to 41.3 percent last season but he picked it up elsewhere, averaging 16.2 points, 1.1 triples, 5.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals. The arrival of Dante Exum should take some pressure off Hayward and Trey Burke in the backcourt, and Hayward is a likely bet to retain top-50 fantasy value in Utah.
Jul 12 - 11:05 AM

Restricted free agent Gordon Hayward has officially signed the Charlotte Hornets' offer sheet.

The 72-hour clock for the Jazz to match Hayward's four-year, $63 million offer sheet will now officially start, which gives Utah approximately until Sunday afternoon to make their decision. "There’s never been any bad blood with the Jazz, and there have always been good-faith negotiations," Hayward's agent said. "We weren’t able to make a deal last fall and this is what happens. This is the free agency process." Reports have indicated that the Jazz will indeed match the Hornets' offer, but as we've learned this offseason, reports don't always come to fruition.
Jul 10 - 1:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Trey Burke
2Dante Exum
3Toure Murry
SG1Alec Burks
2Ian Clark
3Carrick Felix
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Rodney Hood
3Steve Novak
PF1Enes Kanter
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
4Brock Motum
C1Derrick Favors
2Rudy Gobert
3Jack Cooley