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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 scored a season-high 33 points against the Clippers on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and five 3-pointers.
He has been off as a 3-point shooter, failing to make more than two treys in a game and making just 30.6 percent from deep before tonight. This was actually Hayward's first game with more than 25 points all season -- he had five 25-point games by the end of November last season. He does have an upward trend now, but his ceiling isn't as high with all the talent around him getting better. Nov 26 - 2:42 AM

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Gordon Hayward scored 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting in Monday's blowout loss to the Thunder.

He also added four assists, three boards, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes. After a sluggish start to the season, Hayward has now put together three straight solid performances and he should be able to build off that momentum. It shouldn't be long before he is returning mid-round value again, so he is a nice buy-low target.
Nov 24 - 1:04 AM

Gordon Hayward scored 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting (4-of-6 from the line) during Friday's loss to Dallas, adding seven boards, four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and three turnovers in 38 minutes.

Hayward has been struggling mightily to put the ball through the hoop this season, connecting on a career-worst 39.5 percent of his shot attempts, so it's nice to see him finally have a game shooting well over 50 percent from the field. His usage rate has dipped a bit this year to 23.9, down from the 26.1 usage rate he posted last season, and that can probably be directly linked to Alec Burks return to the court. He's probably not going to be quite as good as he was last season, but with a mid-round floor, he makes for a very nice buy-low candidate.
Nov 21 - 2:09 AM

Gordon Hayward made 6-of-15 from the field for 17 points against the Raptors on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers.

He's stuck in a season-long slump, making just 39.5 percent from the field. Hayward is getting to the rim a ton with 44.1 percent of his shot total coming in the paint and he's made just 2-of-12 of his corner treys on the year, which both indicate his awful shooting is a fluke. While his upside is nowhere near what it was last year due to all his help, he's still a nice buy-low player.
Nov 19 - 12:35 AM

Gordon Hayward had another quiet game on Sunday with seven points (3-of-9 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), six rebounds, two assists and three turnovers.

Earlier this season, Hayward chalked up his struggles to a simple lack of rhythm. Utah's pace was just as slow last year, and Hayward's usage rate of 24.9 percent is similar to last year, so it seems like a matter of time before he gets on track. His owners have every right to be frustrated, but selling at this low-point is not advisable.
Nov 15 - 8:42 PM

Gordon Hayward made 7-of-21 from the line and 10-of-12 from the field for 24 points against the Heat on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 38 minutes.

That's a busy night for Hayward, doubling his season high for free throw makes and putting up a new season high in field goal attempts to drop him below 40 percent on the year, too. With the exception of last season, Hayward has usually been a slow starter from the field in November, so don't worry about the inefficiency just yet. Although, his ceiling isn't quite as high with all the help around him this season. He's still more of a buy-low player.
Nov 12 - 10:16 PM

Gordon Hayward scored 20 points against the Nuggets during a 96-84 win on Thursday, adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

It was his best game of the season. Hayward's usage rate is almost three percentage points down this year compared to last season and it might stay there with the extra help around him. Still, his numbers should trend up soon and he is a bit of a buy-low guy.
Nov 6 - 1:58 AM

Gordon Hayward made just 7-of-20 from the field for 19 points against the Blazers during a 108-92 loss on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, one 3-pointer, two turnovers and nothing else.

He's off to a really slow start, making just 35.2 percent from the field for averages of 13.8 points, 3.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.0 treys and 2.5 turnovers. Hayward is really struggling within three feet, which is a major fluke. While he should be increasing his efficiency, Hayward should have a lower usage rate with the added offensive talent around him this season.
Nov 5 - 2:19 AM

Gordon Hayward's slow start to the season continued with 11 points, zero rebounds, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes on Saturday.

He made 4-of-11 shots with two 3-pointers and three turnovers, while attempting just one free throw all night. He's averaging only 11.3 shots per game thus far, down from 14.3 last season, but we expect that trend to reverse in the near future. Opportunistic GMs may want to float a buy-low offer in case Hayward's owner is getting antsy.
Oct 31 - 9:43 PM

Gordon Hayward scored 12 points on 3-of-12 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in Friday's blowout win over the Sixers.

Hayward has had a bit of a slow start as the young guys have soaked up some of his touches. That shouldn't last for too long and he's a buy low target in early panic season.
Oct 30 - 10:22 PM

Gordon Hayward (back) returned to action against the Thunder on Tuesday, scoring 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting.

He also added three boards, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes, and while he didn't have any assists, it was just great to see him back out on the court after he was sidelined for a few days with a sore back. The Jazz will rely heavily on Hayward to run the offense this season and he looks like a solid early-round pick.
Oct 21 - 12:37 AM

Gordon Hayward (back), Rudy Gobert (rest) and Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) will all be in the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Thunder.

Hayward had a bad fall last week and has been sidelined since, but it's a great sign to see him active tonight. As the No. 1 option on offense for the Jazz, Hayward is poised for a big season and should have the ball in his hands a ton.
Oct 20 - 7:40 PM

Gordon Hayward (back) hopes to play on Tuesday.

He had a bad fall due to a hard foul, but nothing is structurally wrong. Hayward may not have as much responsibility as last year because Alec Burks is back and Rodney Hood looks poised for more shots.
Oct 19 - 7:00 PM

Gordon Hayward (back), Rudy Gobert (rest) and Derrick Favors (rest) will all sit out vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

Hayward is the only player dealing with an injury, but it's very minor and is just battling a little soreness. Rodney Hood and Alec Burks should both get a lot of run on the wings, while the Jazz could get an extended look at rookie Trey Lyles and Tibor Pleiss.
Oct 18 - 3:00 PM

Gordon Hayward (back contusion) is just a little sore and is considered day-to-day.

The injury is minor as expected, but it's always good to get confirmation from the team. Hayward will be the focal point of the offense this season with the Jazz lacking a reliable point guard, so he is an excellent early-round pick.
Oct 17 - 12:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Raul Neto
2Trey Burke
3Dante Exum
SG1Rodney Hood
2Alec Burks
3Joe Ingles
4Chris Johnson
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Elijah Millsap
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Trey Lyles
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey
3Tibor Pleiss