July 25, 2018, 3:32 pmGordon HaywardF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward's workouts have intensified over the last few weeks and he plans to be playing 5-on-5 in August.
“I’ll be ready to go for sure,” Hayward said. “Since I’ve had my second surgery, I’ve been feeling a lot better. My ankle has reacted a lot better to different drills, strength movements and different things I’ve done on it, so the next step is go live and play against other people. Instead of just doing rehearse drills, I’m doing reactive drills. It’s doing a lot better.” Be wary of drafting the forward too high in 2018 as he will likely need to shake off a bit of rust for at least half the season. Paul George, who shot a career-worst 41.8 percent in the year following his injury, is a good barometer.
Source: Gordon Hayward on Twitter