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Gordon Hayward | Guard/Forward | #20

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: Butler
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (9) / UTA
Contract: view contract details
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Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors "notched up the off-season work to a brand new level," according to Jazz play-by-play man David Locke.
Yes, it's a slow news day today, so that explains the Muscle Watch-esque update. Hayward does have some added competition for playing time with Joe Johnson coming over, Alec Burks (shoulder) set to return, and possibly more two-PG sets with Dante Exum and George Hill. However, Hayward will get major burn at the three and some added size this offseason should give him some minutes at power forward, so there is no playing time concern whatsoever. He's a fine pick in the early middle rounds. Sep 7 - 6:01 PM

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Gordon Hayward is expected to opt out of his contract after the 2016-17 season and hit free agency in search of a max contract, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Hayward could make substantially more money if he chooses this route, so this really doesn't come as any kind of surprise. It's too early to begin speculating on Hayward's future, but that won't keep his name out of rumors throughout the season. Just like in the past, other teams will undoubtedly call to inquire on Hayward, but it would be a great surprise if the Jazz seriously considered any deal.
Sep 3 - 4:10 PM

Gordon Hayward said he skipped the Olympics because he wanted to focus on his offseason training.

"I want us to make the playoffs this year, and I’ve been training since May to help make that happen," Hayward said. "You miss a big chunk of that vital training time before camp when you go to do something like play in the Olympics, and it kind of changes up your routine. I want to be the best player I can be to get us to the playoffs. I want to be an All-Star this year." There was a report in June that the Jazz were looking to deal Hayward, but that has since been discredited. Hayward will play a key role for the Jazz and will be a solid mid-round pick.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 20 - 9:20 AM

The Jazz are not looking to trade Gordon Hayward according to Deseret News.

A report from hoopscritic.com indicated that Hayward is unhappy in Utah, but that has since been discredited. Hayward has been working out at Zions Bank Basketball Center every morning and a team source made it clear that there is nothing to the rumor. The Jazz still believe that Hayward is a major cornerstone and it doesn't sound like he's going anywhere despite rumored interest from the Celtics and the Suns.
Jun 25 - 10:47 AM

Gordon Hayward has decided to not participate in the 2016 Olympic Games.

Hayward was given an invite, but ultimately he decided to opt out for "family reasons." Hayward has a baby on the way, and concerns over the Zika virus likely played a role in his decision.
Jun 23 - 4:45 PM

The Jazz declined an offer from the Suns for Gordon Hayward, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Hayward has appeared in trade rumors leading up to Thursday's draft and the latest has the Jazz declining an offer of Eric Bledsoe and one of the Suns lottery picks for the swingman. The 26-year-old's 2015-15 averages of 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.8 treys only returned fantasy owners top-60 value, but he should be able to break into the top-50 if he's traded to a team that plays at a faster pace.
Jun 23 - 11:17 AM

The Jazz are reportedly telling inquiring teams that Gordon Hayward is not available.

The Celtics and Suns have reportedly been offering packages involving their stock pile of draft picks for Hayward, but it doesn't sound like the Jazz are at all interested in moving him. Hayward's value took a minor hit this past season, as he fell to a top-60 value evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues behind averages of 19.7 points, 5.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 triples and 2.5 turnovers per game. Hayward likely won't have the ball in his hands as often next season with Dante Exum (knee) healthy, so it'll be tough for him to offer much more than mid-round value.
Source: ESPN
Jun 22 - 9:20 AM

Gordon Hayward scored 17 points in Wednesday's 101-96 loss to the Lakers, shooting 6-of-16 from the field.

The Jazz were already eliminated from the playoff race with a Houston win earlier in the day, so this loss shouldn't hurt as bad and they also held out a couple guys. Hayward was a top-55 player in standard leagues this season with averages of 19.7 points, 5.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 3-pointers and 2.5 turnovers on 43.3 percent shooting from the field. The Jazz will be bringing back most of their key players next season and will also get a heathy Dante Exum (knee) back in the mix, so they should be able to reach the postseason.
Apr 14 - 2:03 AM

Gordon Hayward scored 26 points on 11-of-21 shooting with six rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Monday's 101-92 loss to the Mavericks.

This was a massive blow to the Jazz's playoff hopes, and they now have to beat the Lakers on Wednesday and will also need Houston to lose to the Kings in order for them to clinch the No. 8 seed in the West. Hayward was just 1-of-9 from beyond the arc tonight and also had a few turnovers, but he's poised to have a monster night vs. the Lakers.
Apr 12 - 12:04 AM

Gordon Hayward scored 22 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, two 3-pointers, one block and zero turnovers in 36 minutes of action on Sunday.

Hayward has scored 21+ points in five of his past six games, and his scoring today helped Utah cruise to a 100-84 victory despite the absence of Derrick Favors (knee). He came in shooting just 43.2 percent from the field in his past six games, which dented his fantasy appeal, but he remains a top-50 asset on a season-long basis.
Apr 10 - 7:38 PM

Gordon Hayward double-doubled during Friday's disappointing loss to the Clippers, scoring 24 points with 13 boards, five assists, three 3-pointers, one block and seven turnovers in 46 minutes.

The Utah loss tonight kept Houston's playoff hopes alive, as the Rockets now sit just one game out of the No. 8 spot out West. Hayward played his heart out, but some costly turnovers and limited production from the other starters resulted in a loss to a Clippers' squad that withheld all their key guys. With these next three games essentially being must-wins for Utah, owners of Hayward can expect him to produce at an elite level.
Apr 9 - 3:31 AM

Gordon Hayward hit just 4-of-11 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs.

He got a full dose of Kawhi Leonard's defense and hands tonight, and never got on track. He'll bounce back in the next one.
Apr 6 - 12:55 AM

Gordon Hayward scored 21 points during a 103-96 overtime loss to the Warriors on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, one assist, three steals and three 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

He has been playing through his plantar fasciitis and was one of a few guys who didn't post a big line against the Lakers on Monday. Hayward has been slightly underperforming in his last five, averaging 15.6 points, 4.0 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.6 treys on 39.3 percent from the field. He's still obviously a must-start player.
Mar 31 - 12:08 AM

Gordon Hayward (plantar fasciitis) admitted that he's dealing with soreness in his foot.

"I think my foot is fine," he said. "It's sore, but playable." It doesn't sound like Hayward is planning to miss any additional time with the Jazz scrapping for a playoff spot, but he's unlikely to be operating near full health for the rest of the season. For what it's worth, the Jazz have just one remaining back-to-back set on April 10 & 11.
Mar 28 - 1:38 PM

Gordon Hayward scored six points in a 113-91 blowout loss to the Thunder on Thursday, adding two rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 23 minutes.

Ouch. Hayward was fantastic on Wednesday in a thrilling win over the Rockets, but the Jazz were all about as flat as a soda pop left open for two days. Derrick Favors had a bad game with seven points, two boards and two steals while Rodney Hood struggled with 11 points, two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers.
Mar 25 - 12:45 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Dante Exum
3Shelvin Mack
4Raul Neto
SG1Rodney Hood
2Joe Johnson
3Alec Burks
4Joe Ingles
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Chris Johnson
3Quincy Ford
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trey Lyles
3Boris Diaw
4Joel Bolomboy
5Eric Dawson
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey
3Henry Sims