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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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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. Nov 1 - 1:23 PM

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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."
Oct 29 - 9:34 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.
Oct 22 - 3:43 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.
Oct 19 - 3:45 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
Oct 18 - 10:36 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.

Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific left ankle injury in Tuesday's season opener vs. the Cavaliers and left the game on a stretcher.

He came down awkwardly on his left leg just six minutes into the game and his left ankle appeared to twist completely around. It was a scary moment and it left the players and crowd in shock. We'll have an update momentarily, but it's safe to assume he's going to be out for a very long time. We wish him a speedy recovery. Marcus Smart checked into the game in Hayward's place and we can expect to see more of Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier moving forward.
Oct 17 - 8:20 PM

The Celtics are resting Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford and Marcus Morris on Monday vs. Philly.

There are no injuries to report and the Celtics are just trying to keep them fresh for the regular season. Hayward averaged just 7.0 points in his first two preseason games, so it's going to take him some time to adjust to his new role in Boston.

Gordon Hayward was held to five points on 2-of-6 shooting in his preseason debut vs. the Hornets on Monday.

As expected, Hayward is going to need some time to adjust to being the secondary option on offense with Kyrie Irving running the show. The Celtics used him all over the floor including as a small-ball four, but we won't read too much into his quiet debut. He added five rebounds and one assist before taking a seat for good after 17 minutes.
Oct 2 - 10:10 PM

President Danny Ainge said he thinks Gordon Hayward can play some shooting guard.

Hayward was a shooting guard back in the 2013-14 season, but he's only started at shooting guard just twice in the last three regular seasons combined. Part of that is Hayward's muscle watch to bulk him up did take away some of his perimeter defense. Hayward's defensive metrics are fairly kind to him, but that may change now that he doesn't have Rudy Gobert behind him. While Hayward should be busy in Beantown, his fantasy value does take a hit as second banana to Isaiah Thomas.
Jul 7 - 4:51 PM

The Jazz are reportedly "willing to engage" with the Celtics involving a sign-and-trade for Gordon Hayward, assuming Hayward would agree to such a deal.

Boston has discussed deals involving Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and/or Marcus Smart, according to recent reports, because they need to shed salaries to clear room for Hayward's max contract. It's unclear whether this sign-and-trade scenario has any momentum, especially since Boston should have numerous suitors for their talented young wing players.
Jul 5 - 8:16 PM

Gordon Hayward announced that he will be joining the Celtics.

Hayward wrote a long piece in the Players' Tribune about his love for Utah, but part of the reason he chose the Celtics is because he had "unfinished business" with coach Brad Stevens -- he wants to win a championship together after their heart-breaking loss to Duke in the NCAA finals during their time at Butler. Hayward will be joining Boston on a four-year, $128 million maximum contract, so the Celtics might be looking to move Jae Crowder since they have two promising young forwards in Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. As a first-time All-Star, Hayward averaged 21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 treys in 2016-17, and he should still be an early-round option for fantasy owners next season.
Jul 4 - 7:56 PM

Gordon Hayward may not make his free agent decision until Wednesday.

"Gordon and his wife are still in the process of making a decision," said Hayward's agent Mark Bartelstein. "This is the toughest decision of Gordon's life." News hit on Tuesday afternoon that Hayward had decided to join the Celtics, but that reporting was quickly refuted by Adrian Wojnarowski and David Aldridge, and Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune has stated that neither Boston nor Utah has heard official word from Hayward. Jones also reports that Hayward has changed his mind four times in the past four days and that he was so irked when the initial report of him going to Boston was leaked, that it has caused him to "re-evaluate everything."
Jul 4 - 6:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Marcus Smart
2Jabari Bird
3Abdel Nader
SF1Jaylen Brown
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Jayson Tatum
2Marcus Morris
3Daniel Theis
4Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes