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Gordon Hayward | Guard/Forward | #20

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 226
College: Butler
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (9) / UTA
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Gordon Hayward is no longer wearing an ankle brace, but coach Brad Stevens said there's still a "long way to go."
"[All] the way from the surgery to the rehab and everything else, it’s been great," Stevens said of Hayward's recovery. "That said, he hasn’t done anything on the court. So, there’s so many boxes still to check. It’s great that he’s making good strides, but the timelines and those things don’t change." The Celtics aren't giving him an official timetable and he's considered doubtful to return during the regular season, but both the team and Hayward have said that they are hopeful that he could be back for playoffs. Jan 11 - 11:48 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Danny Ainge downplayed the idea of Gordon Hayward (leg) getting back to the court this season.

"I don’t even want to go there. I’m not sure. That’s just all speculation," Ainge said when asked if he could just come back in the postseason if he’s healthy. "Gordon – he didn’t rule it out – but we’re all just sort of are not putting any pressure... It all depends and obviously, he’ll need a long time on the court and many practices before he would even consider playing in a game." It sounds like a regular-season return is not in the cards for Hayward, so there's no reason to stash him in re-draft leagues.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:21:00 AM

Gordon Hayward (leg) said his "mind is open" to the possibility of returning to game action this season.

It was assumed that Hayward would miss the entirety of the 2017-18 season after the gruesome injury he suffered on opening night. However, speaking with reporters, Hayward acknowledged that he wouldn't shut the door on a late-season return. "I'm trying to get back as fast as I can. It all depends on how I heal, and taking it day-by-day, goal by goal. We'll see what happens," said Hayward. He can be left on waivers in re-draft leagues for now. We'll check back in couple months.
Source: NBA.com
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 10:13:00 AM

Gordon Hayward (leg) was out of his walking boot on Wednesday.

This is great news for Hayward as he gets over his brutal opening night injury. The former Jazzman has said he's hopeful he can make it back this season, but he still has a long way to go before he's even doing on-court work. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum having big seasons has helped offset the loss of the All-Star forward.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Gordon Hayward (leg) is hopeful to shed his walking boot for good "in the coming days."

Hayward is still hopeful that he'll be able to get back to the court at some point this season, but that's far from a certainty, and he remains without an official timetable. For now, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 01:04:00 PM

Gordon Hayward hasn’t given up on trying to play again this season.

"I’m definitely pushing to get back as fast as I can, while making sure that I still have a lot of good years of basketball in me," he said. "And coming back early and hurting something else is not part of that plan. So I’m making sure that if I come back, I’m one-thousand percent confident in myself and my leg." It's still unlikely that we'll see him this season, but Hayward has been making solid progress and is scheduled to be out of his walking boot in a couple weeks.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:23:00 PM

Celtics GM Danny Ainge said that the next phase for Gordon Hayward's (leg) recovery is to be completely be out of the walking boot.

Ainge added that he's expected to shed his walking boot in a couple weeks, so that's an indication that he's continuing to make progress. Ainge said back in October that he's not "counting on" Hayward returning this season, but it's unclear if his stance has changed. Boston fans shouldn't get their hopes up for the time being.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 09:57:00 AM

Gordan Hayward (leg) has shed his hard cast and is now in a walking boot.

Hayward is still expected to miss the entire season, but we'll continue to track his progress every step of the way.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 01:23:00 PM

The Celtics have been granted a disabled player exception by the NBA.

Boston will now be able to sign a player for no more than $8.4 million. The Celtics have until March 12th to use it, but GM Danny Ainge hasn't decided if he'll need it yet. "I don’t know if it’s something we’ll use. There are restrictions to it," Ainge said. "You have to have a player in a certain price range and he has to be in the last year of a contract. It’s just in case we have further injury or we find a need. This gives us another avenue to acquire a player. We don’t feel a great urgency at this minute to have to go out and do something, but we will explore."
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Danny Ainge seemed to acknowledge during a recent interview that Gordon Hayward's (leg) season is likely over.

"When [Kevin Garnett] went down in ’09, we weren’t sure that he was done," Ainge said. "We were sort of thinking that he might come back, he’s not too far away, and that made that a challenging year. We weren’t sure what to do because we were trying to buy time, and in Gordon’s case, he’s most likely out for the year. So that’s a different scenario." Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Terry Rozier will see an uptick in minutes with Hayward on the sidelines.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 03:43:00 PM

Gordon Hayward (left leg surgery) underwent successful bony and ligamentous stabilization surgery on his left ankle.

The team says no timetable has been set for Hayward to return, but he is expected to make a full recovery. Last night, his agent revealed that Hayward is likely going to miss the season, so we're all pulling for him to be ready for the start of the 2018 season. The Celtics will be bringing along their young talent faster than expected with Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Terry Rozier all expected to pick up minutes on a nightly basis.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 03:45:00 PM

Gordon Hayward (left leg surgery) is unlikely to return this season, according to his agent.

Hayward had surgery on Wednesday to repair his dislocated and fractured left tibia. "We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form," said his agent, Mark Bartelstein. It's a sad turn of events and we wish Hayward a speedy recovery. In his absence, the Celtics are expected to start Marcus Smart while relying more on a slew of players including Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier. Swingman Abdel Nader, a second-round pick in 2016, was actually the Celts' first man off the bench on Wednesday.

Gordon Hayward has officially been diagnosed with a dislocated and fractured left tibia and he will have surgery on Wednesday.

Head coach Brad Stevens wouldn't speculate if this will be a season-ending injury for Hayward, but we should have an official timetable once he goes under the knife. Marcus Smart will move into the starting five with Hayward on the sidelines, and there will be more minutes for guys like Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier and even Abdel Nader, while Kyrie Irving will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. Hayward is a cut candidate in leagues without an IR-spot.

Gordon Hayward (ankle) will evaluate a course of action for surgical scenarios after undergoing an MRI and CT scan in Boston on Wednesday.

While surgery is likely, it hasn't officially been decided if that's the course that Hayward will take, but we'll continue to monitor this situation closely. For what it's worth, Hayward's gruesome leg injury was reportedly a "clean break," but still, this is the sort of thing that could very well end his season. Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and Marcus Morris all figure to see an uptick in minutes while Hayward is on the sidelines, while Kyrie Irving will be operating with a hefty usage rate.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Gordon Hayward has a dislocated left ankle and a fractured tibia.

This is all we know at this point and he's still being evaluated, but he'll likely need surgery. We haven't heard anything in regards to a timetable, but there's a very good chance that his season is over. His fantasy owners should sit tight until we have more clarity. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown are looking at heavy minutes on the wings moving forward, while Terry Rozier and rookie Semi Ojeleye should be more involved as well.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 08:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes