Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 3 Days
Gordon Hayward scored 20 points on 6-of-15 shooting (2-of-6 from deep, 6-of-6 from the line) with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in the Jazz's blowout loss to the Bucks on Monday.
Hayward and Enes Kanter were the only Jazz players worth anything on Monday and Hayward did well to get his numbers with the team imploding. He's in the midst of a 37.4 percent shooting stretch over his last 13 games and a regression in that department is on the way.
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 7 Days
Gordon Hayward filled up the stat sheet against the Cavs in a loss on Friday with 18 points, seven boards, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers.
He shot a respectable 6-of-13 from the field and is starting to come out of his slump after a 7-of-13 on Wednesday. Hayward has been filling it up all season in the stats department, but he's shooting just 40 percent from the field and ranks last among Western Conference shooting guards. He hasn't shown any signs of improvement, so he's more of a hold.
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 8 Days
Gordon Hayward just missed a triple-double on Wednesday during a 109-86 win over the Suns, scoring 17 points with 10 boards, nine assists and one 3-pointer on 7-of-13 from the field.
The stats are nice, but the solid shooting might be the best part of this line. Hayward entered tonight shooting a paltry 30.4 percent in February with averages of 11.1 points, 5.1 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 triples. If he can somehow get his shooting act together, he'd have early-round value in standard formats.
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 12 Days
Gordon Hayward hit just 2-of-10 shots for five points, zero rebounds, zero assists, two steals and two blocks in 24 minutes on Saturday.
The buy-low window is wide open, as Hayward has been struggling with his shot all season long. His shot may never be right this year, but he's still averaging 12.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five, despite tonight's disaster. We say 'buy!'
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 15 Days
Gordon Hayward shot 3-of-11 from the field for nine points in Wednesday's 105-99 loss to the Nets, adding five boards, three assists and one 3-pointer.
His name has popped up in uniformed trade rumors, but just about any player on a bad team can say that. While the Jazz did not sign him to an extension before this season started, that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be letting him walk this summer. Eric Bledsoe is a similar example. Hayward's fantasy owners should consider him a hold unless his field goal shooting woes are too much to take.
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 16 Days
The Celtics have "expressed some interest" in trading for Gordon Hayward but the Jazz may not be interested in dealing for the Celtics' available assets.
Rajon Rondo wouldn't re-sign in Utah even if he were dealt there, which is unlikely, and Utah reportedly doesn't have interest in Jeff Green. They'd most likely demand at least one first-round pick for Hayward, and GM Danny Ainge is reluctant to dip into his stockpile of picks, so don't read too much into this trade-rumor morsel.
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 22 Days
Gordon Hayward hit just 3-of-17 shots on Wednesday, but still came through with 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three blocks in a win over the Sixers.
Hayward is a bit of a freak right now, as he's hit just 8-of-30 shots over his last two games. However, he's been in triple-double territory in both of them, averaging 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks. His shot has been a bit of a disaster all season and he had scored in single digits in three straight games prior to his last two. He came in shooting 41 percent on the season and that number dropped after this one, but you also have to figure he starts making some shots at some point this season. If his field goal percentage is killing your fantasy team, now looks like a great time to try to move him.
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 23 Days
Gordon Hayward hit just 5-of-13 shots, but still racked up 15 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's win.
He had nine points, nine rebounds and 11 assists on Saturday, and while his scoring isn't all that mind-blowing right now, he's racking up stats. He's averaging 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five.
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 1 Month
Gordon Hayward returned from a five-game absence and had 27 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on 10-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota.
Hayward, who has been day-to-day for nearly two weeks, came back in a big way, posting one of his best lines of the season. The Jazz were not good tonight, but as long as Hayward didn't suffer a setback to his hip, should be put back into all starting lineups.
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 1 Month
Gordon Hayward will return from a five-game absence due to a hip injury on Tuesday.
It sounded like he would play throughout the day, but it's now official. It should be interesting to see how guys like Alec Burks and Richard Jefferson do with Hayward back in action, although there should be more mouths to feed with Derrick Favors sitting out with a hip injury of his own.