Hayward gets comfortable

Posted by Fran Blinebury

ORLANDO – After playing tentatively and passing up a potential game-tying shot in his NBA Summer League debut on Monday, Utah’s top draft pick Gordon Hayward seemed more sure of himself in scoring 14 points, including the clinching trey, in a 78-73 win over Orlando.

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With the Jazz holding onto a one-point lead, Hayward nailed a 27-footer from the right wing with 49 seconds left in the game.

“It was nothing special,” Hayward said. “I did what I could to win the game. The ball just came to me.

“Today was a lot better. I felt a lot more comfortable out there. After getting that first day out of the way, overall as a team we were more comfortable.

“Everything is faster here, a little stronger. It’s a different game. For me it’s an adjustment. But I’ve got to keep learning and keep getting better every day.”


  1. joey of Singapore says:

    This is how LeBron will go to the Knicks. He will not go to Miami because thats Wades team and he will not be D-Wade’s Robin. He will not go to the Bulls because he does not want to follow in MJ’s footsteps in Chicago. Also he will have all this pressure to win 7 championships to match up with MJ. He will not go to NJ or the Clippers because i mean seriously who wants to go there????? He will either go back to Cleveland or New York.

  2. ham star says:

    my boy! go white boy go!!!!