Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward continues to grow as a player in his third season

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  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Oct. 9, 2012 6:06 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    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.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 9:38 a.m.

    And, Mr. Hayward certainly supported this article with his superior demonstration of shooting last night.

  • JP Chandler, AZ
    Oct. 9, 2012 8:26 a.m.

    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?

  • Monk Pleasant Grove, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 7:12 a.m.

    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?

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 9, 2012 6:05 a.m.

    Gordon, if he takes care of his body, gets lucky on health, will be a star.