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Gordon Hayward
Gordon Hayward
Position: F
Born: 03/23/90
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:207 lbs. / 93.9 kg.
Salary: $16,073,140
Hayward, who had his best season with the Jazz averaging 19.7 points, 5 rebounds and 3.7 assists, shared his goals for the upcoming Jazz 2016-17 season. “I also wanted to spend the summer in Utah and commit to training. We have a big year ahead of us with the Jazz. I want us to make the playoffs this year, and I’ve been training since May to help make that happen. 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.
This isn’t Hayward’s first time on the tennis court. Hayward played tennis in high school extensively, well enough to be listed on national tennis recruiting websites. A growth spurt to Hayward’s current height of 6’8” made basketball a more natural fit, and that’s obviously been a solid career choice. But Hayward, who says he hasn’t played tennis more than a couple of times since moving to Salt Lake City in 2010, still has real game. His serve is now his major weapon: being basketball-tall means that it comes from a high release point and bounces higher than players are used to, resulting in a weak return that Hayward puts away at the net.
There is a sense the Celtics would love to pry away Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, who has a player option next year, which few in the NBA believe he’ll exercise meaning he’ll likely be an unrestricted free agent. There were rumors around the draft that Hayward would welcome a trade, but Jazz sources downplayed any reported unhappiness. Still, there is a real risk that Hayward could walk next July.
Storyline: Gordon Hayward Free Agency