Hayward's Woes

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  1. silesian

    silesian Well-Known Member

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    There was a time when their on court performance was similar. PG's upside was always higher and he is tapping into it now.
     

  2. JAZZGASM

    JAZZGASM Well-Known Member

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    When Hayward had his best year and PG was recovering from injury yet playing they were similar. PG is better, yet still fades in the playoffs.
     
  3. r_u_s_t_b_u_c_k_e_t

    r_u_s_t_b_u_c_k_e_t Well-Known Member Contributor

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    This thread would be much better if it were "Wayward's Hoes". Just sayin'
     
  4. nateboz

    nateboz Well-Known Member

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    Haywood had another huge game tonight. 26 minutes and 4 points. And the giant L.

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  5. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2018 Award Winner

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    Wonder if he saw any of this coming. I mean, even coming back from injury if he ever anticipated still coming off the bench 3/4 of the way into the season and being outplayed by a Morris twin.
     
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  6. nateboz

    nateboz Well-Known Member

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    I watched most of the game and he was invisible. Unless you were watching for him you'd never think he was even on the floor.

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  7. mellow

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    I wish all this could've happened without him getting injured.
     
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  8. yamers

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    Hayward looks totally disinterested. 4 points 32mil. He doesnt even get shots up because hes not even a 3rd option for the celtics at this point. I would have never thought ingles would end up the better player....
     
  9. Revolution 9

    Revolution 9 Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    The Beta male is coming out to coast. He could care less. He has his wife, millions, kids, and video games. He could care less about winning or basketball.
     
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  10. jimmy eat jazz

    jimmy eat jazz Well-Known Member

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    Not to pile on or beat a dead horse or [insert metaphor], BUT, I watched a lot of Boston-LA last night, looking specifically to see how Hayward was being used. On virtually every possession, he went straight to the corner and watched while a succession of players-Brown, Tatum, Rozier, either went 1-1 or received pass on a play designed for them to get a shot, while Hayward never left the corner, never got the ball, and certainly never had a play run for him. While I watched, Marcus Smart launched multiple 3's, while Hayward just stood around. He was not involved/integrated into the offense, and when he did get it, he was looking more to pass than to shoot, all the while, everyone else appeared to be looking to shoot.

    At some point, it's gotta be getting to him, realizing that he's the odd man out in Boston (his teammates rarely seem to look for him) and not at all integral to their offense, playing relatively few minutes, and not regularly playing in crunch time (Marcus Smart, for heaven's sake, is playing over him). He doesn't show it outwardly, but internally, he has to be unhappy with how things turned out (while realizing the situation would have been much different if he stayed). I am wondering at what point he begins to express outward displeasure with his role, either body language or public statements. He's heading for a breaking point, I think, if things don't turn around.

    I won't be surprised at all if he's moved in the summer, either at his request, or because Boston/Ainge decide to cut their losses realizing he's not who they thought he was and not integral to their plans.

    I'm almost getting to the point where I feel sorry for him. Almost.
     
  11. Maneesh

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    In my country we say and eye for eye and your teeth. I WILL NEVER FORGAVE HIM
     
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  12. dong2ha

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    max player averaging 10 points. Celtics fans won’t leave him alone.


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  13. firegirl

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    A decision won't be made about him until mid way through the next season. You can't judge someone who turned their ankle into hamburger helper and then expect them to come in immediately as the same player.


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  14. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2018 Award Winner

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    Who was expecting that? We were all expecting much, much less, and he’s fallen far short.
     
  15. candrew

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    If you look at Gordo's rebound, assist and steal percentages this year, they're fairly comparable to what he was doing in Utah. The glaringly obvious problem is that he doesn't fit in their offense - especially with Kyrie on the floor, with whom he appears to have a severe disconnect.
     
  16. jimmy eat jazz

    jimmy eat jazz Well-Known Member

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    It's more than that. When Kyrie wasn't in the game last night, Hayward stood in the corner while Brown, Tatum, & Rozier took turns dominating the ball. Not one looked Hayward's way, let alone passed to him. He was totally uninvolved in the offense on numerous possessions.
     
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  17. NUMBERICA

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    Oh **** off with that. Your "beta male" narrative is toxic horse-****, and it's 'could *NOT care less'.
     
  18. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    I completely understand why he's out of the offense.
    What team wants to wait for a player to decide what they want to do with the ball, call a play for the player to drive to the basket, see the player telegraph a mid range jumper, only to watch him hold it, waive people off, then fake a drive, and take a mid range jumper as the clock expires?
    This is what he did to the Jazz, why would the next team think it would be different if they gave him the ball and a "green" light?
     
  19. Michaelr

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    KARMA
     
  20. Crawlnstall

    Crawlnstall Well-Known Member

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    I don't hate Hayward. Sure I was bummed when he left and even angry; but I've moved on. However, there is a little bit of me that gets some joy out of seeing him struggle, and more importantly, knowing Boston is stuck with a guy that doesn't look very good and has a max contract.

    I've seen it mentioned here that he is likely to be traded this offseason. My question is, who would want him at his current ability/contract? We all know Ainge is super stingy with draft picks, so he isn't going to do a salary dump and give up any assets. So who would realistically give up players/picks for a soon to be 29 year old swing man, coming off an awful injury and having one of the worst seasons of his career?

    Charlotte comes to mind actually haha, totally can see that.

    But I don't see Boston trading him, his value is so low right now; at least wait and see if he improves next season. I mean he is coming off that awful injury and it takes time. Paul George played way better his first year back, but they aren't the same player.
     

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