Gordon Hayward Rumors

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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: $31,214,295
“No doubt,” said Gordon Hayward. “I think the NBA is a game of runs and certainly momentum, as well. Guys can really score. So if you don’t take the game seriously, a team will come back 20 or 30 on you. We’ve got to continue to be committed to doing the little things and having the same intensity. And if we don’t, you know, the Pacers will beat us.”
The advice of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, who both missed the 2018 playoffs to injury, counts for even more. “Oh man, they’ve been huge, just really talking to me,” said Smart. “You’re not alone. The team’s here for you. Just showering me with love and encouragement. Obviously they’re devastated that I’m not out there, but really keeping me in my right mind, sane. Being able to get on the court is the way I was able to deal with a lot of things that caused frustration. Not being able to do that now is adding onto it. So it’s good getting that advice now.”
Hayward may have returned to the court for the first time in September but his support system began far before then. Amid months of rehabilitation, which had to be done away from the team for long stretches, Hayward first enlisted the help of a mental health counselor shortly after his gruesome ankle injury last October in Cleveland. “It was definitely probably a little bit into the injury,” Hayward explained. “Just a lot of time on my hands last year, so just wanted to make sure I was not losing myself mentally. I think that’s been the toughest hurdle.” The decision to see someone was reached thanks to encouragement from the Celtics, friends and family. “I’ve never been the type of person to go and necessarily do that on my own, but I think with the nature of everything that happened, it was good,” Hayward said. “I kind of had to be steered towards it a little bit, but I was open to it.”
Storyline: Mental Health