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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 (heel) said he would be able to play in a playoff game.
He is already going through 5-on-5 drills and his surgery seems to be behind him. Hayward is set to get more minutes next to Trey Burke this upcoming season with Dante Exum (knee) out for the year. His usage rate and true shooting percentage were a shade worse with Burke, but it's not enough to draw a conclusion. Although, his efficiency was noticeably higher with Alec Burks (shoulder), who will be back. He's a solid target in the early rounds. Aug 12 - 5:10 PM

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Gordon Hayward (heel surgery) has resumed 5-on-5 workouts as a participant in Team USA's minicamp in Las Vegas.

It's his first 5-on-5 activity since the surgery in mid-May, which was considered a relatively minor procedure. Hayward has been working on his post game this summer and there's no reason to expect a letdown after a career-best 2014-15 season -- he averaged 19.3 points, 1.6 triples, 4.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.4 blocks on his way to top-40 fantasy value.
Aug 11 - 7:44 PM

Gordon Hayward (heel) has been working on his post game this summer.

Hayward had a minor outpatient surgery on his heel back in May, so that looks to be completely behind him. He also said he's focused on better nutrition this offseason and he wants to be a better shooter. Even with Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert and Enes Kanter for much of the season, the Jazz ranked 27th in post-up shots per game last season, so maybe Hayward can help out there. With Dante Exum (knee) out for the year, expect Hayward to have a lot of offensive responsibility. He is a fairly safe target in the later early rounds.
Source: Indy Star
Aug 8 - 5:28 PM

Gordon Hayward had minor outpatient surgery on his right heel.

He is expected to make a full recovery in the early part of the summer. Hayward missed some game action near the end of the season due to an Achilles issue, so that likely explains his procedure. It shouldn't affect his fantasy value as an early-round target. The Jazz will have decent depth at all their positions, so their draft selection won't be easy.
May 22 - 6:41 PM

Gordon Hayward said that the playoffs are a definite goal for the Jazz next season.

This is a very reasonable expectation considering after the Enes Kanter trade the Jazz emerged as one of the best defensive teams in the league. Hayward also said that head coach Quin Snyder helped him with his midrange game and reading pick and rolls, but he still feels there's a lot of room for improvement. Hayward had a career-year with Utah this season, posting averages of 19.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 three-pointers per game on 44.5 percent shooting from the field. He should be off the board in the early rounds of fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 16 - 2:39 PM

Gordon Hayward (Achilles) will not play on Wednesday, as expected.

He was ruled out for the season on Monday but the Jazz still had him listed as 'questionable' and then 'doubtful', so this is simply to confirm that Hayward isn't playing. Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles will start on the wings as the Jazz wrap up their season vs. the Rockets.
Apr 15 - 8:18 PM

Gordon Hayward (Achilles) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

The Jazz may want to get a look at some of the younger guys on the roster, and with absolutely nothing to play for, it seems likely Hayward will spend Wednesday's regular-season finale on the sidelines. Rodney Hood would see some increased opportunity on offense if Hayward is indeed unavailable, although he will draw a tough matchup against the Rockets, making him a bit of a risky play in daily leagues.
Apr 14 - 6:25 PM

Gordon Hayward (Achilles) may miss Wednesday's game against the Rockets, according to head coach Quin Snyder.

Snyder said Hayward has been playing through some soreness and added, "we've maintained all along that we're trying to do what's right for every player in every situation." With little to play for, it would be a surprise to see Hayward suit up on Wednesday, making Rodney Hood a must-start player against the Rockets.
Source: ESPN
Apr 14 - 10:23 AM

Gordon Hayward (Achilles) will not play against the Mavs on Monday and will not play again this season.

He had a shoulder injury, but now he's dealing with an Achilles issue. Hayward finished the season with averages of 19.3 points, 4.9 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 treys. Rodney Hood has been fantastic and is a must-start player right now.
Apr 13 - 7:30 PM

Gordon Hayward (Achilles) is questionable to play on Monday against the Mavericks.

Hayward rested on Saturday against the Blazers, but now we know it was not due to his shoulder, and instead because of his Achilles. With Hayward shaping up as a game-time call, Rodney Hood owners should be paying close attention as the rookie would benefit tremendously if Hayward sits.
Apr 13 - 1:16 PM

Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors will rest on Saturday against the Blazers.

It's a road game and this isn't a complete shock with the Jazz dropping their minutes slightly. It would have been nice for the Jazz to give us a little heads up here and maybe the NBA will help prevent this a little better next season. Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles benefit.
Apr 11 - 8:42 PM

Gordon Hayward scored 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 9-of-12 FTs) with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Jazz's 90-89 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.

Marc Gasol was called for a controversial foul on Hayward's game-tying 3-point attempt, and when Hayward went to shoot the free throws he hit the first two but missed the third. He was otherwise great and got back on track for owners that may have been wavering. You can bet he'll want to get that bad taste out of his mouth before the season's end.
Apr 11 - 3:58 AM

Gordon Hayward has been playing less minutes, but the Jazz have no plans on shutting him down this season.

With the Jazz having nothing to play for, they'll elect to rest their star forward down the stretch rather than just shut him down. "Definitely a little banged up," Hayward said earlier in the week. "But I think all of us are at this point." Hayward shouldn't be flat-out dropped at this point, but owners looking for an extra boost should take a look at Rodney Hood as he'll be the biggest fantasy beneficiary of Hayward's limited minutes.
Apr 9 - 11:56 AM

Gordon Hayward hit just 1-of-3 shots for four points in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

The Jazz are getting creative with their bench and Hayward also sat out the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. If you need to drop him for a hot free agent in order to win a title, think about doing so. It's hard to say what his minutes will look like over the Jazz's final four games of the season, but we don't like where this trend may be heading in Utah. Sadly, the only Jazz player we'd recommend owning in Hayward's stead is Rodney Hood, who should already be owned. And to be clear, Hayward should only be dropped if you're getting a sure thing to replace him with.
Apr 9 - 12:12 AM

Gordon Hayward did not play in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game, finishing a win vs. the Kings with only five points, five rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes.

Derrick Favors also sat out the fourth as Quin Snyder decided to close out the game with a heavy dose of the second unit, giving them more experience while resting his two highest-paid players in a meaningless game. It's unclear if this will be the norm during Utah's final five games but owners should at least be prepared for a dip in playing time. We'll pass along an update once Snyder comments on the decision.
Apr 5 - 11:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Trey Burke
2Raul Neto
3Bryce Cotton
4Dante Exum
SG1Alec Burks
2Rodney Hood
3Joe Ingles
4Chris Johnson
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Elijah Millsap
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Trey Lyles
4Grant Jerrett
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jack Cooley
3Tibor Pleiss
4Jeff Withey