@ Jazz Source: I agree with some of what you said, but Hayward has been told by
Corbin that he has the green light to go to the basket anytime and I think
Gordon has decided over the summer to be more aggressive as a shooter, too.
Interesting that Hayward was very aggressive as an all-state Indiana tennis
player in high school, but he has had to be goaded to be more aggressive at
first Butler University and now here with the Jazz. When you're open and
your feet are set, let it fly, Gordon.
The bigger issue is that Hayward is on a lineup with a bunch of veterans who
demand and take all the shots. Hayward chooses or feels like he has to defer to
them contstantly which makes him question himself even when he does take the
shot "will the veterans get mad at me for taking this shot?" Hayward
knows how seniority in the NBA works.Hawyward needs the green light
and he won't get it with Al Jefferson A.K.A. Molasses-Man in the starting
lineup.The ball just sticks and stops whenever Jefferson is in the
same zipcode. I love Jazz basketball but I loathe watching another season of
Jefferson stagnate the offense while 4 guys stand around and watch because they
know the ball is not coming back out.I so hope Jefferson is gone by
the trade deadline. As long as Hayward has to play with Jefferson
then Haywards development will be retarded.
And, Mr. Hayward certainly supported this article with his superior
demonstration of shooting last night.
Yes, yes, that's all fine and good but you left out the most important
question: why wasn't his Protoss base fully prepared for that Zerg rush?
I know writers do not write or choose the headlines. To whomever wrote the
headline: How can we know if Gordon has continued "to grow as a player"
if he has only played one pre-season game in which he scored 5 points?
Gordon, if he takes care of his body, gets lucky on health, will be a star.