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  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    The Pacers are interested in trading for Gordon Hayward this offseason, according to Ian Begley of SportsNet New York.

    In response to Begley's report, Zach Lowe stated on the most recent episode of The Lowe Post that he's heard increasing noise indicating Hayward won't be on the Celtics next season. Between the Celtics' considerable talent on the wing and Hayward's enormously expensive contract, a trade could be beneficial for both sides if the team sends him to a roster with a less crowded starting lineup. There have been no reports of other teams interested in Hayward, but Lowe suggested the Hawks or the Blazers could make a good fit.

    Source: Ian Begley for SportsNet New York

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    ESPN's Tim Bontemps reports Gordon Hayward will likely pick up his 2020-21 $34M player option.

    This is a no-brainer considering the amount of money on the line. Despite coming off his best season since joining the Celtics, Hayward also built up a bit of a reputation for being injury prone this year. He missed 19 games in the truncated regular season, then hurt his ankle in the bubble and missed two playoff series. Hayward finished the season as the 44th ranked overall player in 9-cat leagues, averaging 17.3 points on an incredibly efficient 50.2% from the field, along with 1.5 threes, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists. His injury history and playoff performance mean that were he to opt out now there is little chance he'd be able to sign a new deal worth anywhere close to $30M per year, but he'll continue to be a solid fantasy option next year in all formats.

    Source: Tim Bontemps for ESPN

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, 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.

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward is not on the injury report ahead of Game 4 against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Hayward returned to action in Game 3 and certainly made a difference as the Celtics took their first win of the series. He played 31 minutes in the victory and that in itself indicates he is fully recovered from the ankle injury that sidelined him for five weeks. It is unclear whether Hayward will be slotted back into the starting lineup with a decision to be made closer to tip off.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    While Gordon Hayward initially planned on leaving the bubble when his wife gives birth some time in September, he's changed his mind and will not leave the Celtics for the rest of the postseason.

    Hayward just returned from a four-week ankle injury and he says he was able to get enough family time in during that stint to change up the plans. It's big news for the Celtics, who benefited from Hayward's playmaking in a big way in Game 3 on Saturday night. Barring injury, we should see Boston at full strength as they try to earn an NBA Finals berth. The Celtics got some great run out of their small-ball lineup last night, of which Hayward was a key member, so look out for more of that as he gets back to full strength.

    Source: Rachel Nichols on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward quietly put up six points on 2-of-7 shooting in 31 minutes off the bench on Saturday, adding five rebounds, four assists, one triple, three steals and one block.

    Don't let the low scoring output fool you, Hayward was able to make his presence felt in this game thanks to his across-the-board contributions, making him one of key difference makers that led to the win. Of course, the biggest takeaway tonight was that he was able to play a whopping 31 minutes which is an indicator that his right ankle sprain is now in the rearview.

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward has officially been upgraded to available after testing his right ankle in warmups on Saturday.

    The Celtics need his veteran presence. Blowing a 17-point lead in Game 2 was a demoralizing experience and Hayward's ability to contribute in many ways will open up many opportunities of the Celtics.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) will go through the pregame warm-ups in the hope he will be available for Game 3 on Saturday, according to Brad Stevens.

    Hayward is edging closer to a return after missing the previous month due to a severe ankle sprain. Barring any setbacks prior to tip off, Hayward appears likely to suit up for the Celtics in what is a must-win game. He is slated to come off the bench and will almost certainly have his playing time monitored throughout the game.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    There is "significant optimism" that Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) will be available to play in Saturday's Game 3, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Hayward has been out since suffering a Grade 3 right ankle sprain on August 17. Interestingly, though perhaps not surprisingly, Woj adds that Hayward's return will give a boost to Boston's bench. While he is usually a starter, the Celtics figure to ease Hayward back into action — at least to the extent that's possible in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston will take any help it can get after their Game 2 loss led to a postgame altercation between Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown, and the team's season is very much on the line today.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward's right ankle sprain now has him listed as questionable for Saturday's contest vs. the Heat.

    Presumably Hayward will be facing some restrictions for his first game back, but the Celtics could certainly use his playmaking capabilities to try and bust the Heat's zone defense that has been giving their offense fits in the opening two games of this series. If Hayward misses Game 3 it could be too late in the process for him to help swing this series.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jared Weiss of The Athletic is reporting that Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) is progressing towards a return for Saturday's Game 3 against the Heat.

    The Celtics are facing a 0-2 series deficit right now and will take all the help they can get, even if Hayward figures to be limited upon his return. Initially expected to miss four weeks of action, Hayward was feeling good after a post-practice workout on Saturday and will go through another on-court session on Friday.

    Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) will remain sidelined for Game 2 as the Celtics look to even the series against the Heat on Thursday.

    Hayward was upgraded to doubtful for the first time since injuring his ankle during the first game of the postseason but will ultimately sit out tonight. Look for Brad Wanamaker and to continue to get some run off the bench. Hayward is expected back at some point during the ECF but we will continue to monitor the reports to find out when that is.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) has been upgraded to doubtful ahead of Thursday's Game 2 vs. the Heat.

    Hayward has been out since August 17 with this ankle injury and the timetable we received lines up with a return at some point soon. Although he is still being listed as doubtful, it is always a positive sign when a player receives an upgrade to their injury status. Continue to monitor the news as we should learn more ahead of tip-off tomorrow. When Hayward does return, it will likely mean fewer minutes for Brad Wanamaker off the bench.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) has been officially ruled out for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat on Tuesday.

    This was a mere formality with Hayward yet to practice with the team despite returning to the bubble over a week ago. It has been close to a month since Hayward suffered the injury, putting him right at the initial four-week timetable. The current vibe is that he is still a ways from returning to action but the hope is that he will be able to get back out there at some point during the Conference Finals.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (sprained right ankle) reportedly had a hard workout on Monday, but still isn't practicing with his team yet.

    Hayward seems to be recovering well but clearly won't be ready for Game 1 on Tuesday. The Celtics have fared just fine without him and Marcus Smart has had a number of exceptional games in his absence. Based on Brad Stevens' comments it is still going to be awhile before the team is comfortable letting Hayward back onto the court.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter