Hayward comes alive

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  1. GreatLakeState

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    Scored 26 for the Jazz against the Lakers.
     
  2. guest301

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    Glad he's playing for the Jazz and Jerry Sloan, Hayward will probably get every opportunity to succeed.
     
  3. Blue Devils

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    Another big game for Hayward.

    22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals.
     
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    I was just about to post this. He is doing well recently. Fitting in nicely at the shooting guard/small forward position.
    He is a good player to go along with Utah's front court players.
     
  5. Jimmy Chitwood

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    you guys beat me to this ... but i'm still going to contribute something worthwhile to the thread! [​IMG]
    here's an article that is VERY complimentary to Hayward after the above-mentioned performance. i'll quote some relevant excerpts below.

     
  6. JReb1

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    Update:Hayward will once again be in the starting lineup Thursday against the Blazers, the Salt Lake Tribune's Brian T. Smith reports.


    Recommendation:Hayward should be in line for solid minutes
    against the Blazers, likely around 30-35 minutes. With only two games
    on the NBA slate on Thursday, Hayward could be a great start for fantasy
    owners looking to grab some stats on a slow basketball day. In seven
    games this season where Hayward has played 30 or more minutes, he's
    averaged 14.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AtA.29cOd8SxT8TrDYxcR_.kvLYF?slug=rotowire-ordonaywardontinuest

    Hopefully
    Hayward is now the permanent starter so next season he can shine all
    year long. Gordon has already proven he has the skill to be a great NBA
    player, now all he needs is the opportunity/minutes and no doubt he'll shine!
     
  7. Carolina Speed

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    Gordon Hayward 22 points last night for the winless Jazz.

    He's avg. 16.8 pts./ 6 rebs./ 4.8 assts.
     
  8. TwentyTwo

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    He scored 28 tonight!
     
  9. Carolina Speed

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    Awesome TwentyTwo! That brings his average up to 19 points per game!
     
  10. white lightning

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    Way to go Gordon Hayward. I have liked him since his college days where he was the star of the team.

    Now if the Jazz will wake up and smell the coffee. Go sign Jimmer to join Gordon in the starting five and build some chemistry for some playoff runs down the road! Free Jimmer Now!!
     
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    Yes, this is as absurd as the Tebow situation in the NFL. The Kings will clearly let Jimmer walk in the off-season and are showing no signs of playing him as he is buried as the 3rd string at both PG and SG. Why wouldn't the Kings take a 2nd round pick or some cash in a trade? At the same time, don't tell me Utah wouldn't part with a 2nd rounder to acquire a sure fire scorer. Plus the money they'd make in merchandise and ticket sales would easily make the trade profitable even if wins didn't increase. After the season, Utah could let Jimmer walk too. No harm, no foul.

    It is clear as day that there is more to professional sports than winning and losing and sound money making business decisions.
     
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    I was on a business trip last year and met a really cool Mormon man. I told him that BYU was my favorite Division I program, even though I wasn’t Mormon. We talked about all the great BYU players, past and present, who played in (and were screwed by) the NFL.

    He said that a good majority of Mormons see Jimmer as a “hero.” He mentioned that when his two sons play the popular basketball game “21,” they refer to it as “Jimmer Ball.” Utah Jazz, Inc. would clearly make a fortune in additional revenue, but like the Tebow-to-Jaguars scenario, there is something nefarious at work…
     
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    It's more absurd. He clearly fulfills the criteria for his position. One could argue that Tebow doesn't have the best arm, whether he wins or not, but one can't argue that Jimmer can't shoot the lights out.
     
  14. Carolina Speed

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    Hayward another good half. A career best 18 points at the half, but only 4 in the second half, the night before last.

    He's currently averaging 19.5 points a game, we need him to be getting 26-28/game!
     
  15. white lightning

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    The Jazz just released one of their guards. I think his name was Tinsley and he has been awful. The Rumor Mill has it that they want Jimmer. I sure hope it's not another false rumor. No other team would love him the way Utah would. He could run for govenor of Utah if he wanted. Come on Jazz. Go get Jimmer Fredette and watch him and Gordon Hayward make some magic together! If they are serious about winning, they will get get Fredette!!!
     
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    Aww man could you imagine a backcourt with Jimmer and Hayward?!?! Wow, that would be a sight to see! Let's keep our fingers crossed.

    Gordon Hayward was such a rare case: a White American that was drafted high at a very young age, plus he only had a few years of experience playing basketball before he arrived at Butler. He was/is super athletic but a little raw like several black youfs that are drafted in the NBA. Most of the time when a White American is an early first round draft pick, he's either a big man or a Senior. Luckily, he didn't have to be perfect right away like most White American athletes in all sports.
     
  17. Lew

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    I think that Jazz fans should boycott the team until they sign Jimmer. I don't know if it'll happen though. We can't have White Mormon kids idolizing other White Mormons, it has to be negroes who they idolize and wish to be like.
     
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    Wish granted, at least for 1 game anyway. Hayward goes for 27 points 10 assists and 5 rebounds and Utah gets their first win of the season. Hope Hayward continues. It would be nice to see 2 white players in the top 10 in scoring before seasons end!
     
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    Dang! Hayward matured a lot!
     
  20. Carolina Speed

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    Hayward 29 points tonight as Utah beats Houston without Parsons!
     
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    Gordon Hayward is now the leading white scorer in the NBA at 19.7 pts./game. He is the 15th leading scorer in the NBA. Not really big news, but with Love's roll diminishing in Cleveland, 8 points/5 rebs. last night, and Nowitzki's game declining a bit due to age and injuries, Hayward is leading the way right now despite averaging only 14.6 shots/game.

    We're also missing David Lee's contribution due to injury and Spencer Hawe's roll diminishing since being traded!

    Hayward's career high at 19.7 is above last seasons 16 pts./game. Hopefully he'll continue to improve and take more shots getting him into the 20 something range.
     
  22. white lightning

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    Gordon Hayward had 39 points and 5 assists in another Jazz win tonight. They are a playoff team and have some other guys to watch as well. Hayward is having his best season of his career at 22 points per game. He is the face of the team. The guy can do a little bit of everything. For some reason he reminds me alot of Keith Van Horn who played college ball at Utah many years ago. Van Horn played for the Nets in the nba.
     
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    While I was searching around for commentary regarding Lavar Ball's" whites are slow" statement I ran across one guy who said he can't wait to see Hayward dunk on his son. By the way I was a huge fan of Keith Van Horn.
    On another note Jerry West wants the NBA logo which is based on him, to go to some other player like Michael Jordan. Abdicating the throne and another nail in the coffin that suggests white people don't exist in the world of sports. Seen through the prism of modern day sports West is seen as a great player from way back but he was white so there is this well reluctance to go whole hog with the guy because he was not black therefore how athletic could he have been? He was a great shooter they say which he was among other things. Since the media has openly had orgasms describing Michael Westbrook and frothing at the mouth about his athleticism in the real book of the just and truth Jerry West was every bit (I say better) the athlete that Westbrook is and West was a superior basketball player too. West was an incredible athlete with tremendous speed, quickness, agility and he could sky. And a perfect basketball player in terms of skills and shooting. But by all means abdicate. Lets make the history of white athletes some sort of fairy tale like Atlantis. Something in people's minds that may have existed but is pretty much washed away from our collective memories.
     
  24. Carolina Speed

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    A very accurate post Shadowlight. As we've said here many times. White people can be their own worst enemy.
     

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