Only caught the first half. The blog was super patchy with the connection.
One guy on Reddit (or is it CelticStrong?) noted Hayward can't blow by Noah. I guess Hayward has never had the shiftiness that Pierce had - he needs his strength and confidence back in order to bang down jumpers to keep defenses honest.
I don't recall what he is referring to but I was encouraged by Hayward's play last night. I think he played a solid game. 6-11 shooting, 3 reb, 4 ast. He is not looking for his offense which is good on this team. He is looking to make plays. I have been down on him recently but last night gave me some hope.
I think he ended up making a mid-ranger over Noah. You can check out the "full highlights" by Timi on YouTube for that shot.
I think Hayward's shot has been so wobbly this year, Noah (and if I recall Conley) sagged back. The right play was the jumper.
Perhaps in a couple months Gordon will blow by these guys, not sure if this is a sign that we should be concerned about his athleticism at this point - but just wondering what people think.