Celtics fans, including myself, had one of the roughest seasons to deal with out of any fanbase in the NBA. Aside from the Lakers and Knicks, the Celtics saw their organization and season crumble the…
October 15, 2019, 11:54 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Enes Kanter, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis were all left back in Boston as the Celtics plan to rest most of their rotation guys for Tuesdays’s game against the Cavs.
The Celtics destroyed the Cavs on Sunday and are opting to give the night off to their starters as the season opener is just a week away. Tatum is actually battling an illness but the rest of the guys will just receive a maintenance day.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 3:02 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward (bruised left elbow), Robert Williams (groin), Daniel Theis (adductor strain), and Romeo Langford (groin) are all available to play against the Magic on Friday.
Brad Stevens said that the whole team practiced and is ready to roll for Friday's preseason game. Hayward is a nice bounceback candidate going in the late middle-rounds this year.
Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter
October 8, 2019, 5:03 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward (bruised left elbow) practiced with a sleeve on his elbow and said he feels fine after injuring it during Sunday's game.
Hayward looks to have avoided anything serious and shouldn't have any worries heading into the regular season. Another year removed from injury and a more significant role as a starter gives Hayward mid-round upside this year.
Source: Tim Botemps on Twitter
October 6, 2019, 7:53 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward left the Celtics game on Sunday with an apparent left elbow injury.
The Celtics' team docs taped up the injured spot and applied some ice to the area. It does not sound serious enough to affect his availability for the regular season. He looked pretty good before departing, finishing with nine points, three rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes. Hayward should only be healthier this season and carries mid-round upside on the evolving Celtics' roster.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 2:18 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday Celtics assistant coach Scott Morrison said that Gordon Hayward is, getting stronger, faster and leaner this summer."
While this is typical offseason speak for most players, this is notable for Hayward as he becomes another year removed from the gruesome ankle injury to open the 2017-18 season. With Al Horford, Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier all gone, the Celtics are going to need Hayward to take on a more prominent role in the upcoming season. He makes for an intriguing mid-round pick with upside.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
June 19, 2019, 9:04 amGordon HaywardF, Boston Celtics
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN cited Brad Stevens “force feeding” Gordon Hayward to help him come back from his gruesome ankle injury as what started the Celtics' chemistry issues that seemingly plagued the team all year long.
“You hate to pick on Gordon Hayward because he was coming back from injury and he was doing the best he could, but I really think that’s where it started," said the longtime reporter. Basketball is a game of chemistry, and the Celtics seemed to lose theirs over the course of the year. At least externally, it appeared that Boston was disintegrating and now we might have some confirmation of this rift. Hayward returned and never really looked like himself, and Stevens devoting his faith to his former Butler Bulldog was obviously misplaced. The Celtics are trying to pick up their pieces from the aftermath of a disaster offseason so far as Kyrie Irving is likely gone and Al Horford is rumored to sign elsewhere once free agency begins on June 30th.
Source: NBC Sports Boston
May 9, 2019, 1:58 pmGordon HaywardF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward said he is, "looking forward to attacking it," when talking about the offseason and how his ankle injury is fully behind him this summer.
Hayward understandably took a bit of time to get going this season, but he started to look more and more like himself as the season rolled on. With a full offseason and the uncertain futures of some of his teammates, Hayward has the chance to return to a featured role in the 2019-2020 season.
April 28, 2019, 3:30 pmGordon HaywardF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward came off the bench for a productive outing in Sunday's Game 1, posting 13 points, four rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes.
Hayward did most of his damage in the first half, helping Boston build up a lead that would prove to be insurmountable despite a late run in the second quarter. If he's found his swagger again it'll make Boston a much tougher out for anyone in the postseason, and it would only add to the Celtics' individual talent advantage in this series.
April 21, 2019, 3:38 pmGordon HaywardF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward led the Celtics in scoring on Sunday with 20 points on 7-for-9 shooting as they finished off Pacers in four games.
Hayward logged 34 minutes in this one and again looked confident with his game, even adding another dunk today. He also added three boards, two dimes, two steals and a block in this one. If the Celtics want a shot at beating Milwaukee in the next round, Hayward will have to continue to play confidently in whatever role he is asked to play.
April 14, 2019, 4:12 pmGordon HaywardF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward scored 10 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in Sunday's 84-74 win against the Pacers.
Hayward was not asked to do much offensively with how easily the Celtics handled the Pacers' offense.
April 9, 2019, 11:12 pmGordon HaywardF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward was a disappointment to most fantasy owners but managed to play 72 games after missing nearly all of the 2017-18 season.
Hayward’s absence last season opened up tons of opportunity that Boston’s young players snapped up quickly, and this year was a big adjustment for everyone. Hayward averaged just 25.9 mpg and made only 18 starts, both career-lows aside from his rookie season. His scoring and usage took predictable hits but on a per-minute basis, Hayward actually put up strong per-minute numbers in terms of rebounds, assists, steals and blocks – he just didn’t get the minutes for it to turn into a great fantasy season. It was a top-130 campaign, though the fact that he played in so many games bumps him up to top-115 in terms of total value. It’s also important to point out that Hayward didn’t have any major issues with his left ankle, as he missed a couple games with some left ankle soreness, one with a right ankle sprain, two because of an illness and three with a concussion. He might be undervalued heading into next year.
April 8, 2019, 6:41 pmGordon HaywardF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward (left ankle contusion) will miss Tuesday's game with the Wizards.
Hayward struggled for much of the year but put together a top-50 finish over the last couple of weeks, so fantasy owners are probably upset that he'll miss this one. With Boston's other regulars sitting, he would've had a great chance to lead the team in usage. Jaylen Brown, Brad Wanamaker, Semi Ojeleye, R.J. Hunter and P.J. Dozier are among the active Celtics that will be logging minutes on the wing tomorrow.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
April 7, 2019, 11:06 pmGordon HaywardF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward took advantage of Jayson Tatum's shin injury on Sunday and came off the bench for 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 38 minutes of action on Sunday.
Hayward's been posting top-50 numbers over the last two weeks, though that's largely buoyed by some unsustainable shooting. He went 8-for-14 tonight and if Hayward has found his form entering the postseason, the Celtics might indeed be able to deliver on preseason expectations. He started the second half in Tatum's place and fared the best by far of any of the potential replacements — Marcus Morris shot 2-for-9 for 13 points, eight rebounds, a block and two 3-pointers while Jaylen Brown had 13 points with two triples in 26 minutes.
April 5, 2019, 11:23 pmGordon HaywardF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward played well off the bench on Friday, scoring 21 points on a perfect 9-for-9 from the field.
After a mostly disappointing season, Hayward is salvaging some positive momentum as the Celtics gear up for a playoff push. Over the last two weeks he is averaging 16.4 ppg on 58.8 percent shooting from the field and 87.9 percent from the free throw line.