Skip to main content

We can see a lot of Paul Pierce in Gordon Hayward's game this season

As if he hadn't been hurt enough, an anonymous Warriors player calling Gordon Hayward a "liability on both ends of the court" last season had to add additional pain. Fortunately, the physical and emotional pain from the devastating injury and criticism are in the past.


The player we remember from his Utah Jazz days is now on display. After five games and a 4-1 record, the Boston Celtics are benefiting from Gordon resurgence. He is averaging 16.6 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 3.6 APG, while hitting 48% of his field goals and 56% of his 3-pointers. In his All-Star 2016-17 season in Utah, Hayward averaged 21.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.5 APG, hitting 47% on field goals and 40% on treys.


Gordon is one of the few NBA players capable of handling duties at all five positions on the court. What he may lack in quickness and athleticism, he makes up for it with his clever play and versatility. There is a lot of Paul Pierce in Hayward. The Captain would take his time on most plays - picking apart opponent defenses that never knew if he would go for the long ball, the drive or the assist. Same with Gordon. Both players compete with an unpredictability that drives rival defenders nuts.

We won't be hearing the term "liability" in connection with Gordon this year, and I am thrilled with that. If he can remain injury-free and continue this season's level of play, a long post-season drive suddenly looks much more promising.

Follow Tom at @CelticsSentinel and Facebook

Comments

  1. Come to the 【 Netfix Movie 】 Web Site. Watch Netfix Movie TV Shows Online Streaming or Downloading New Movie 4K ULTRAHD FULL HD (1080p) Enjoy this size Your devise Smart Phone, Smart TV, Game Console, PC,Leptop, Mac, Mobile, Tablet And More Start Your Free Trial . Click Here to link 【 Netfix Movie 】.


    Coming soon, see the new movie Click here to know more about the links below....


    Frozen 2 Coming Soon Netfix
    Click Here ► Frozen 2 Full Movie Download

    Play Now https://frozen2fullmoviedownload.blogspot.com



    Dabangg 3
    Click Here ► Dabangg 3 Full Movie Download






    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

    Click Here ►
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Full Movie Download

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Elm Street Nightmare

 A true-and-suspenseful horror tale of haunting, homicides and the hunt for triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante - as told by the cops that were there By Lt. Thomas Lane (Ret.) and Off. Steven Bezanson (Ret.) Daniel Laplante - cold, calm, clever, calculating- Photo: YouTube   Elm Street  surfaces on four occasions in the Laplante saga: 1.) He  resided on Elm Street  in Townsend, Massachusetts 2.) He  kidnapped a woman  at gunpoint on  Elm Street, Pepperell , Massachusetts 3.) He was arrested and transported to Massachusetts State Police Barracks on Elm Street in Concord . 3.) He was  tried, convicted   and sentenced for the murders at  Superior Court , corner of  Elm Stree t and Gorham Street, Lowell, Massachusetts. When evil and cleverness reside in the same mind, the stage is often set for true horror. Such was the case with triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante . As a 16-year old , he quickly transitioned from: Minor thefts and breaking into homes To: Taunting and threatening a father and

Sign the Petition! Let's honor Tommy Heinsohn

  No longtime Celtics fan can watch games this year without a somewhat heavy heart. For the last 50 plus years, we have been blessed as a franchise to have Tommy Heinsohn, Mr. Celtic himself, as a part of the organization. Whether it be as a player, coach, or commentator, Tommy has been an instrumental figure for the green, and his presence is missed on every broadcast. Nobody embodied what it meant to be a Celtic more than Tommy, and I know I miss his energy and ferocity every time Scal claims the refs "made the right call" against the Cs. While Tommy obviously belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Celtics, he is often overlooked in his place among the greats of NBA history. Looking back upon his life, one would be hard pressed to find someone with a bigger impact on NBA basketball than Mr. Celtic. For those who are unfamiliar, let's do a quick review. Tommy is one of 2 people to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a player and coach (the other being the indomitable Len

Using trade exception to acquire Aaron Gordon needs consideration

The Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon was taken fourth-overall in the 2014 NBA draft, two spots before Boston picked Marcus Smart at #6. I felt at the time that Danny Ainge would have taken Gordon with the sixth pick if the 6'8" power forward was still on the board. Well now, with a $28.5 million trade exception in his hands, it may be time to consider adding the super-athletic wing. Here's why: Brad Stevens feels you can't have enough mid-sized wings Brad Stevens does not favor the "little guys" because they often get mis-matched on defense by taller opponents. He also is not fond of the old-school, big centers. In his mind, they just can't be effective on his switching, perimeter defensive strategies. Gordon's salary fits the trade exception Aaron is set to earn $18.1 million this season and $16.4 million in the 2021-22 season. His salary was front-loaded, and that relatively-low $16.1 million figure kicks in when Jayson Tatum's max contract goes