May 9, 2019, 1:58 pmGordon Hayward - F - 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 Hayward - F - 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 Hayward - F - 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 Hayward - F - 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 Hayward - F - 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 Hayward - F - 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 Hayward - F - 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 Hayward - F - 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.
April 3, 2019, 11:23 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward lived at the line on Wednesday as he had 25 points and shot 12-of-13 from the line and 5-of-10 from the field in a 112-102 win over the Heat.
He has been very inconsistent this season, but he drops these games every one and a while to remind people that he still has it in him. He added eight rebounds, five assists, three triples and one block to the box score. He is finishing the season strong as he is a top-120 option for the final stretch of the season with multi-cat appeal.
March 30, 2019, 9:55 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward put up 19 points, six rebounds and two blocks on 7-of-12 shooting in Saturday's 110-96 loss to the Nets.
Hayward has been disappointing this year because fantasy owners expected him to at least post numbers that were near back when he was with the Jazz two years ago by the time the All-Star break is done but alas, it only showed up in glimpses. He is posting top-140 value this season and is a streaming option at best if you need to add more scoring to your fantasy team.
March 27, 2019, 3:08 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward stated that he does not want to have his load managed down the stretch after missing last year and being managed throughout this season.
Hayward said on Wednesday, "I think I did a lot of that early on with my ankle and all of last year. So I’m definitely as of right now pretty good as long as I don’t get another random concussion or anything like that." It looks like Hayward wants to finish the season out strong in a regular role, but the decision will ultimately be made by the front office.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
March 24, 2019, 10:13 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward (concussion) returned from a three-game absence in Sunday's loss to the Spurs and put up 13 points and 10 rebounds on 4-of-11 shooting.
He played 34 minutes in a start for Jayson Tatum and added three assists to the stat sheet. Hayward has been disappointing this season for owners who took a chance on him during their drafts. He is outside the top-140 in value and will likely have a weak finish to the season. If there is someone on the wire that could provide better value in the short-term, it would be reasonable to let Hayward go.
March 24, 2019, 5:57 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward (concussion) is available for Sunday's game against the Spurs.
Hayward will be returning from a three-game absence on Sunday. Jayson Tatum and Al Horford are both out for this one, so Hayward may be able to get some extra run and have a strong game to end the week.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
March 24, 2019, 12:55 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward (concussion) is being listed a questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.
Coach Brad Stevens said that Hayward is "close" to clearing the concussion protocol but wouldn't give a concrete answer for his status for Sunday's game. Regardless, it looks like Hayward should be able to make it back for the C's next game on Tuesday vs. the Cavs if he isn't ready for today's game.
Source: Tom Westerholm on Twitter
March 23, 2019, 5:24 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens said that Gordon Hayward (concussion protocol) is "close" and wouldn't rule him out for Sunday's game.
Hayward has missed three games with the injury but it does look like he'll be able to return to the floor next week, if not tomorrow. If he hit waivers while sidelined you can feel free to pick him up.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter