Gordon Hayward Expects To Be Ready For Opener

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward declared himself almost fully recovered in a meeting with the media today and said he believes he’ll be ready to play on opening night, tweets Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe. Hayward says he feels almost 100 percent, and explosion and cutting are the only remaining physical challenges, relays Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald (Twitter link).

Hayward was Boston’s prize free agent addition last summer, but he suffered a severe ankle injury on opening night. He still has two seasons left on his contract at nearly $64MM, plus a player option worth nearly $34.2MM for 2020/21.

“With each step I get some joy,” Hayward told reporters. “Now we’re at the final step.”

Hayward hopes to regain the form he had in Utah, where he made his first All-Star appearance in his final season with the Jazz. He averaged a career-best 21.1 PPG that year, along with 5.4 RPG and 3.5 APG.

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9 thoughts on “Gordon Hayward Expects To Be Ready For Opener

  1. libbo

    Yeah Baby. Finally get a chance to see what Trader Danny’s vision has gotten us. Can’t wait for season to get going… (someone please remember to wake up Williams on time)

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  2. Hopefully if healthy he should be firing on all cylinders just before the playoffs, so then we might see what he can do, which must be an awful lot for the 6th best paid player in the league, he should really be challenging for 1st All-NBA team.

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  3. I think Love and Klay Thompson are from the same place in California. There’s several foreign white guys, but not many American born.

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      • paladin

        He does…They teach him that stuff in his church. He talks about it all the time until it is deleted….

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      • Yes I do believe Love and Thompson grew up together and they are best friends. What of it?

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  4. I’m talking about the present. Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens are from Indy and are white. I follow them. I do not like LeBron James. I do like Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, etc. I am prejudice against criminals. I am not prejudice against any nationality that follows our system. You guys hate Kyrie because he’s not into LeBron. I’m not either. I love LeBron. Hell yes I like Hayward and Stevens. I like Eric Gordon, Trey Lyles, Jeff Teague, Courtney Lee, and Mike Conley. They are from Indianapolis too. Go Warriors! Go Celtics!

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    • Make that I love Kyrie!!!!!!!!! Get over it!!! You have the right to worship LeBron. I have the right to dislike him. I’ll be so happy when he never makes it to another Final.

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      • x%sure

        It is irrational how you attach criminality to Lebron without bigotry being involved. He just looks big & scary so you flinch. Woos

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