September 24, 2020, 12:43 amGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward played 29 minutes on Wednesday and paired 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and three assists.
Hayward is playing a surprising amount of minutes considering he's only just returned to the lineup, but his per-minute production and shot totals are way down. In his absence Jaylen Brown has really solidified himself as the second-option offensively, pushing Hayward further down the pecking order. As he continues to come off the bench his shot attempts will likely continue resembling those of a fourth or even fifth option. He'll have to make an impact elsewhere if he wants to help his team come back from a 3-1 deficit.