How good will Gordon Hayward be?

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How good will Gordon Hayward be? 

Post#1 » by Fruit Pastilles » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:27 pm

I can't find any comparisons to him :P
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Post#2 » by EzeDoesIt » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:46 pm

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He'll be pretty good. He has a solid, all-around game. I know some knowledgeable Jazz fans who are in love with him. I've seen him compared to Mike Miller.
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Post#3 » by spearsy23 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:51 pm

Jeff hornacek to Matt harping. I feel like Utah always has this guy.
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Post#4 » by branny » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:01 pm

He's gonna be a good player. Probably not great but top 10 SG soon?
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Post#5 » by StocktonShorts » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:21 pm

I believe he's a guy who will continually improve his game and think he could be the 3rd best player on a contender.

I think he's more like Ginobili (in the role he plays, how he plays, not necessarily quality) than Hornacek, but I think he'll be a Hornacek-level player.

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Post#6 » by reapaman » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:35 pm

Mike Miller is his approximate ceiling which is a solid sixth man and a fringe starter for a good team.
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Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? 

Post#7 » by cjs55 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:37 pm

He's really nothing like Harpring. Ginobili-lite is an ok comparison I guess. Thing about Gordon is he's a playmaker. He's a pretty good and versatile player, reasonable shooter, driver, a little bit crafty. But primarily, from the wing he gives you a very good pick and roll ball handler. Hayward-Favors is, what I hope as a Utah fan, the future in Utah.

Mike Miller is an ok comparison too, but I think Hayward could be better.

I think the best and most underrated thing about Hayward is his defense. He's a legitimately good defensive player, which is why I think Hayward could end up better then Miller.
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Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? 

Post#8 » by StocktonShorts » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:41 pm

reapaman wrote:Mike Miller is his approximate ceiling which is a solid sixth man and a fringe starter for a good team.


I think that's a reasonable comparison, but I think he's on a career trajectory that will surpass Mike Miller's ceiling.
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Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? 

Post#9 » by jazzfan1971 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:04 pm

I see him as a good all around player. I think that makes him a solid, if unspectacular starter. He's needs one elite skill to move into the next rank of players. I don't know if he can get that. I think if he works very, very hard he could polish all aspects of his game. Shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, etc. If he could get 20% better across the board he could be a poor man's Grant Hill.
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Post#10 » by Jake0890 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:38 pm

I think he's a good all-around player, but I don't think he'll be anything special.

Living in Indy, I got to see his Final 4 appearance as well as multiple Butler games, and he was something special then. I think another year in college could've done him good.
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Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? 

Post#11 » by Dre_7 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:42 pm

Hedo Turkoglu?
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Post#12 » by Yoga » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:43 pm

Dre_7 wrote:Hedo Turkoglu?


worst case: Adam Morrison 2.0
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Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? 

Post#13 » by Jake0890 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:44 pm

Yoga wrote:
Dre_7 wrote:Hedo Turkoglu?


worst case: Adam Morrison 2.0


Adam Morrison? He's already above and beyond what Morrison will ever be.
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Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? 

Post#14 » by Ming Kong! » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:47 pm

He's a hard worker and I can see improve quite a bit and become an All-Star a few times.
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Post#15 » by Xsy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:23 pm

I can see Hayward putting up 20/4/4 as soon as next year if he gets enough minutes.

His rebounds might be down if he's still playing 2 instead of 3.

His chasedown blocks are always impressive too.

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Post#16 » by inquisitive » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:31 pm

He and Parsons will be the next Tom Chambers!
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Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? 

Post#17 » by FortyDayzdone » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:04 pm

spearsy23 wrote:Jeff hornacek to Matt harping. I feel like Utah always has this guy.


Ya a white guy :-?

I think it's absurd when people compare white players to other white player just because they're well..white! Especially when their games are nothing alike! (I'm not white)

With that being said I believe he has the potential to be a Dan Majerle type of player, a nice shooting touch to go along with the athleticism and good BBIQ potentially to be 2nd tier all-defensive for years to come.
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Post#18 » by acrossthecourt » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:38 pm

Wow, why are you only comparing him to white players?
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Post#19 » by InjuryProne » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:54 pm

Trade him to Minnesotta or die trying

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Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? 

Post#20 » by BKing10 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:57 pm

Jake0890 wrote:I think he's a good all-around player, but I don't think he'll be anything special.

Living in Indy, I got to see his Final 4 appearance as well as multiple Butler games, and he was something special then. I think another year in college could've done him good.


as a Pacer fan your also likely rating him worse because your probably annoyed by everyone in Indy wanting the team to draft/trade for him.

I think he shows flashes here and there. Just not great at anything.

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