I really wish Hayward had never been injured. It was such an exciting time when he signed with us. We then lost a full year of production on a max contract and he is still nowhere near back to normal. It really sucks for a team that was so responsible in handling salaries and had such success with the draft (and trading for those picks).
I'm sure he's not thrilled about getting injured and going through two surgeries either
I know what I said was obvious, but the stakes were much higher for us. We were a legitimate contender last year with a healthy roster and clearly we were looking to be one this year. Danny made a series of genius moves to propel us to the highest echelon in the NBA and this one injury may have screwed up the entire process (no, not that process).
Any season-ending injury to a max player is a blow to a team, but if say Kemba Walker were out for the year, the repercussions to the Hornets wouldn't have been the same. They would just suck a little more.