Gordon Hayward Stats
- Height / Weight
- 79 / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/23/1990 (33)
Gordon Hayward Last 10 Games
Gordon Hayward News
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Gordon Hayward (calf) says he's ready to play in Thursday's game versus the Los Angeles Clippers. A strained left calf has kept Hayward off the floor since late December, but he will be available to make his Thunder debut on Thursday. Likely facing a minutes restriction and bench role in his first game back, the 33-year-old former All-Star is not a recommended DFS play against a Clippers team that ranks seventh in the NBA in opponent field-goal percentage (46.6%).
According to OKC head coach Mark Daigneault, forward Gordon Hayward (calf) won't debut for the Thunder until after the All-Star break. Fortunately, it appears the veteran is nearing a return to the court after missing well over a month while still with the Charlotte Hornets. But at least there is light at the end of the tunnel for fantasy managers, even though it could take Hayward some time to get acclimated to things with his new team. The 2010 No. 9 overall pick has been a top producer throughout his career, averaging 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists. He's battled injuries over the years, diminishing his fantasy stock. But Hayward could carve out a routine role in the lineup and make a difference for fantasy managers, even if he's nowhere close to the player he once was.
Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward (calf) has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The veteran forward joins a Thunder team stacked with young talent and will attempt to be a veteran presence to help them through the end of the season and the playoffs. In return, the Hornets received Tre Mann, Davis Bertans, Vasilije Micic, and draft compensation. Hayward still hasn't played a game since Dec. 26 due to a calf strain, but he seemed to be trending in the right direction after head coach Steve Clifford said his return was on the horizon. His return will now come with a new team, and it doesn't seem likely that he'll receive a heavy workload like he did in Charlotte.
Charlotte Hornets small forward Gordon Hayward (calf) has been listed as questionable for Wednesday's clash versus Toronto. Hornets head coach Steve Clifford mentioned at the start of the week that Hayward is close to returning to the lineup, and it looks like the former All-Star might indeed make his first appearance since Dec. 26. However, with him having been out for so long, it's unlikely Hayward will play his regular minutes. He's had 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.6 assists across 31.9 minutes this season.