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Hayward update
« on: July 19, 2018, 08:02:02 AM »

Offline Eddie20

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yesterday...

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If Brad Stevens’ intel was accurate, both Kyrie Irving AND Gordon Hayward will be playing 5-on-5 basketball with no limitations within about 2-3 weeks.



also yesterday...




So it looks like he's now working with Hanlen and starting to rev things up.

Re: Hayward update
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 08:51:01 AM »

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He looks great! Can’t wait to see him play again. We’ll need his skills more than ever with how these teams are stacking up

Re: Hayward update
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 09:56:04 AM »

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Offline CelticsElite

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Gordon Hayward gives an update on his recovery and expectations for the upcoming season
https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2018/07/19/gordon-hayward-injury-recovery-update

The forward said he still has yet to play 5-on-5 basketball, but is hoping to do so in August. As far as what he can do? Recent developments include being able to dunk.

“I dunked the basketball for the first time off my left foot — without pain — last week,” he said. “That felt awesome. I went into it very soft and gingerly, and after I did it, I was like, ‘OK, that didn’t hurt it all.’ I did it again, and it felt good.”

Hayward said he’s also able to “do a full sprint linearly,” meaning he can sprint in a straight line and then come to a stop. On the basketball court, he said he’s able to do some lateral movements, like cutting left and right. Any activity without pain is “always exciting,” he said.

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Great news!
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Yeah, he fully ****ed that leg hey. Slowly slowly Gordie
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Can't wait to see his shooting and playmaking next to our other beasts come October

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Can't wait to see his shooting and playmaking next to our other beasts come October

Me too!  Hayward's impact on our offense should be significant even if he's only 85% of his normal self for the first few months.  The Celtics lacked a P&R scorer/facilitator who could play alongside Kyrie.

I took a quick look at P&R efficiency stats from 2016-2017 for Hayward and Kyrie.  The improvement by Irving last season was HUGE.  Hopefully we see similar results from Hayward.   


Hayward
2016-17 - .99 PPP (good for 87th percentile in the NBA.)

Irving
2016-2017 - .96 PPP (good for 83rd percentile in the NBA)
2017-2018 - 1.10 PPP (just behind Curry for best in the NBA)




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Love it!

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Can't wait to see his shooting and playmaking next to our other beasts come October

Me too!  Hayward's impact on our offense should be significant even if he's only 85% of his normal self for the first few months.  The Celtics lacked a P&R scorer/facilitator who could play alongside Kyrie.

I took a quick look at P&R efficiency stats from 2016-2017 for Hayward and Kyrie.  The improvement by Irving last season was HUGE.  Hopefully we see similar results from Hayward.   


Hayward
2016-17 - .99 PPP (good for 87th percentile in the NBA.)

Irving
2016-2017 - .96 PPP (good for 83rd percentile in the NBA)
2017-2018 - 1.10 PPP (just behind Curry for best in the NBA)

TP for the info.  Having another guy who can create his own shot with the shot clock winding down will be great.  Hopefully, Smart will take fewer of those shots.

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This is great to hear! Hopefully he'll be at full steam not too far after the start of the regular season.

If we stay healthy our starting lineup is going to be insane.

Assuming it's Irving, Brown, Tatum, Hayward and Horford.

You get five guys who shoot an elite 3pt %, can create their own shots, can take the ball to the hole and have to be guarded no matter where they are on the floor.

I expect to see a LOT of open shots for us with that lineup terrorizing defenses. I won't be surprised to see three point shooting the the low 40% range for the whole lineup combined.

Should be an epic season. Let's hopefully stay healthy.

So happy Baynes and Smart are back with us too.

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Can't wait to see him, Kyrie, and Tatum shut down Klay Thompson, Steph Curry, and Kevin Durant in the finals.

 

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