I honestly feel like only Celtics fans would say this about one of their stars.
Itís such a long season and everyone wants to blame him. First it was removing him from the starting lineup, now itís removing him from the team altogether.
The difference between the minors in baseball and the G-League is that they work to get their timing down. The G-League isnít nearly as fast as the NBA, the players arenít nearly as skilled. Baseball players can still get their timing back on 95mph pitches at any level in the minors, and still field pretty much exactly the same. Likewise, pitchers rehab down in the minors because it doesnít matter if they get hit or not, they are just working on mechanics, location, and arm strength.
Imagine an NBA player getting seriously injured in the G-League? Does it really matter if heís hitting mildly contested shots that would be well-covered in the NBA? I really donít see how the G-League offers any more benefits for a player of Haywardís magnitude than just practicing with the team and playing through it.
Other than Kyrie of late and Morris, nobody is immune to criticism of their play at times this season. Hayward has had some good games and some bad ones, but so has Brown, Tatum, Smart, Horford, etc.
Really not that concerned about Hayward or our 6-4 start. The hot takes here have been ridiculous, and expected.