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Gordon Hayward | Guard/Forward

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: Butler
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Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.
Hayward spent the past two games on the sidelines, but it appears he'll be able to return to the lineup on Friday for a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. With Hayward back, Elijah Millsap and Trey Burke would be candidates to head back to the bench. Check back for another update on Hayward's status closer to Friday's tip. Mar 26 - 6:29 PM

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Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

This will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and there is still no indication on when he will be able to return. We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, but the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't 100 percent. Trey Burke will draw the start vs. the Blazers and should be very busy on offense, so owners in daily leagues should give him strong consideration. Rodney Hood (illness) is also out tonight, meaning Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles should see some increased run as well.
Mar 25 - 7:26 PM

Gordon Hayward (shoulder) was unable to go through shootaround on Wednesday, and he is still considered doubtful to play vs. the Blazers.

Hayward has been pretty durable throughout his career, but he is in danger of missing his second straight game. His owners should have a backup plan ready, as the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't feeling up to the task. With Rodney Hood out with an illness, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will be busy on the wings, while Trey Burke will have to step up on offense off the bench.

Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

This injury couldn't come at a worse time for owners fighting to make it through the playoffs, but with player development now being prioritized over winning in Utah, the Jazz are not going to rush Hayward back from an injury. If he is unable to go on Wednesday, Joe Ingles would get another game with the starting unit, while Derrick Favors would be asked to step up as the main-man on offense. Trey Burke would also see his shot attempts rise with Hayward on the sidelines. Owners can expect to get another update on Hayward following Wednesday morning's shootaround, so stay tuned for that.
Mar 24 - 5:56 PM

Gordon Hayward (shoulder) missed Tuesday's practice.

While this doesn't mean anything definitive, it certainly casts doubt on Hayward's availability for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With the Jazz having little to play for, we could see them take a cautious approach with their star over the last few weeks of the season. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert would see a bump in fantasy value if Hayward sits on Wednesday, while Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, and Joe Ingles would all see a slight value boost as well.

Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

The Jazz will miss their leading scorer and will have to lean more on Trey Burke and Rodney Hood for more offense on the wing. Plus, they'll likely count on Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert more in their frontcourt for scoring. Hayward should be considered questionable to play on Wednesday.
Mar 23 - 7:14 PM

Gordon Hayward (shoulder) did not go through shootaround, and he remains questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

Hayward was listed as questionable on Sunday, and the fact that he did not participate in shootaround is an ominous sign. If he can't give it a go, rookies Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will all have to step up in emphatic fashion.
Mar 23 - 1:48 PM

Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Minnesota.

He is reportedly dealing with a Grade 1 left AC sprain, but it doesn't sound too serious. If Hayward is unable to give it a go on Monday, Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap would all have to step up, with Hood being the primary beneficiary. We should know more after Monday's shootaround, so Hayward's owners will want to stay on alert for an update,
Mar 22 - 7:05 PM

Gordon Hayward made 11-of-13 from the line against the Lakers during an 80-73 win on Thursday, scoring 22 points with five rebounds, five assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

The Jazz continue to impress and have been the best defense in the NBA these days. Hayward hasn't really been known for his defense, but his production on offense is why the Jazz have the highest winning percentage since the break of any NBA team. He's been a top-50 player since the break in standard leagues and could improve on that ranking going forward.
Mar 20 - 1:25 AM

Gordon Hayward scored 26 points against the Wizards during an 88-84 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors are getting all the press, but Hayward is playing well. Since returning from a back injury, Hayward averaged 21.3 points, 5.0 boards, 4.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. He should have a nice finish to his season following his big contract last summer.
Mar 19 - 1:40 AM

Gordon Hayward scored 29 points during a 109-91 win over the Rockets on Thursday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

It's not easy to have a 29-point, seven-dime game be overshadowed, but Rudy Gobert stole the show. Still, Hayward is playing well again, scoring at least 24 points in each of his last three games. He's a decent bet to be a top-40 player going forward as long as his back injury doesn't linger -- he missed Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Jazz have beat the Rockets, Grizzlies, Spurs and Blazers in the second half. They'll be a popular sleeper pick next year.
Mar 13 - 1:30 AM

Gordon Hayward (back) will start Thursday vs. the Rockets.

Rodney Hood, Dante Exum, Derrick Favors, and Rudy Gobert will join Hayward in the starting unit for tonight’s game. He'll have a tough matchup against Houston tonight, and he's struggled in his previous two outings, but he remains a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Go ahead and get him active.
Mar 12 - 8:11 PM

Gordon Hayward (back) has been upgraded to probable for Thursday's game against the Rockets.

Hayward was able to go through shootaround, and said his back was feeling a lot better, so it's looking like he'll be able to give it a go tonight. He has however struggled mightily against the Rockets this season, shooting 5-of-21 from the field in his previous two outings, so that is something that should be considered for those playing daily leagues.
Mar 12 - 7:11 PM

Gordon Hayward (lower back strain) was a full participant during shootaround, but he remains questionable for Thursday's game against the Rockets.

With Hayward going through shootaround, things are looking positive for his chances to suit up tonight for a tough matchup against the Rockets. However, if he's unable to go, Rodney Hood will have another opportunity to run with the starters, while Derrick Favors will see his shot attempts rise as Utah's primary option on offense. Stay tuned.
Mar 12 - 1:24 PM

Gordon Hayward (lower back strain) is questionable to play against the Rockets on Thursday.

He missed Tuesday night due to a back issue, which was the first time he missed a game in his career for that reason. Even though they beat the lowly Knicks, the Jazz missed him on Tuesday because Hayward was off to a spectacular start to March, averaging 20.8 points, 6.3 boards, 3.3 dimes, 1.8 steals and 1.5 treys. If he's out, Rodney Hood may benefit the most and would be worth a look in deeper leagues. Derrick Favors also had a lot of chances to score sans Hayward.
Mar 11 - 3:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Dante Exum
2Trey Burke
3Bryce Cotton
SG1Joe Ingles
2Ian Clark
3Carrick Felix
4Alec Burks
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Rodney Hood
3Jerrell Benimon
4Elijah Millsap
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
4Grant Jerrett
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jack Cooley