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May 23, 2015 Updates

Late last week, Hayward underwent a minor outpatient surgical procedure to address inflammation in his right heel. The procedure was at the Methodist Sports Medicine Clinic in Indianapolis by Dr. David Porter on May 15. According to a release by the Utah Jazz, Hayward is expected to resume “full basketball activity early this summer.’’ Deseret News

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Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder says Gordon Hayward may miss the final game of the season due to an Achilles tendon injury. Snyder announced Hayward will not play Monday against the Dallas Mavericks due to inflammation of the tendon. He did not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. ESPN.com

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Among league insiders, the Orlando Magic are drawing a lot of comparisons to the Utah Jazz. Both are unglamorous teams in the middle of multiyear rebuilds, centered around piles of draft picks and young players that haven’t yet yielded a foundational superstar. The Jazz, however, got a head start by leveraging the desperation of the New York teams and snagging picks that became Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors, both borderline All-Stars now. Then, in 2013, Utah nailed the draft by nabbing “the Stifle Tower,” Rudy Gobert, at no. 27. Grantland

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Before each game his mother texts him the message, “Remember Who you play for.” "It helps remind myself why I am doing this. I am playing for the glory of God,” Hayward said. “It makes life easier. It takes a lot of pressure off of you. My inspiration first and foremost always has to be God. I play every game for Him and after that my inspiration is my family.” The Alabama Baptist

February 24, 2015 Updates

“I always thought that we would be out there every night after dinner just going with epic battles,” said Gordon Hayward Sr. in an installment of SB Nation’s “Origins” series. “You know, when he was a freshman, he was under me, and I just kind of bullied him, and then all of the sudden he grew, and I’m under him, and he’s bullying me.” Hayward’s parents and his twin sister, Heather, joined the Jazz player on “Origins” to discuss what his basketball career has meant for their family. Conversations about everything from neighborhood games of “Kick the Can” to the most memorable moments of his career make it clear that the Hayward family has taken Gordon’s ride to the NBA together. Watch the entire video here. Deseret News

February 3, 2015 Updates

A new addition is coming to the Utah Jazz family — or more specifically, the Hayward family. Gordon and Robyn Hayward are expecting a baby girl, due in mid-June. "It’s been an incredible year for me and my family," Gordon posted Tuesday on his blog. "I got married to Robyn. I signed to stay in Utah, and we settled into a new home. And now, our team is making its greatest addition ever." Both are very excited, he said, but it has been a challenge for his family while he's on road trip. Fortunately, coaches and players are handing out plenty of advice. Deseret News

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Hayward zoned out the talk, bulking up in the weight room at St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis all summer. He lifted weights five days a week, completing a near two-hour strength, conditioning and speed workout. As a result, he added five to seven pounds of muscle by the start of training camp, weighing in at 230 pounds (up from 220 the previous season). "He got a lot stronger, a lot more confident than last year," Jazz teammate Derrick Favors said. "I think the strength has helped him out a lot." SB Nation

He also morphed into one of the top tennis players in Indiana, reaching the state singles quarterfinals. But as college basketball coaches began to watch him play, it became clear Hayward's future lied on the hardwood. "If he played tennis year round, he had a strong chance of probably playing professional tennis," former Brownsburg tennis coach Eric Esterline said. SB Nation

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Utah Jazz guards Trey Burke and Alec Burks disagreed with how Gordon was injured during the teams' game in Salt Lake City on Nov. 22. Gordon came out of the game at 4:35 of the second quarter with a left shoulder injury that later was found to be a torn labrum. Gordon said the injury occurred when he was driving to the basket and Burke, 6 foot 1, grabbed his left arm, pulling his shoulder out of socket. However, Burke, a second-year player out of Michigan, said he was not involved in the play on which Gordon was injured. “I on the bench when it happened,” Burke said. “That was Alec. They got tangled up.” The Advocate

November 7, 2014 Updates

Hayward pulled a Hayward in the first half when he timed a James layup attempt and blocked it from behind. The Cavs though it was goaltending. The superstar even said he was told by an NBA ref at halftime that was the case. So, Hayward? “It was close,” he admitted. “They didn’t call it a goaltend. That’s all that matters, right?” Hayward wasn’t about to give any Cavs a chance to block his shot on the other end. He hurried back on offense and finished the highlight sequence off with a thundering dunk. Deseret News

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