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#7 Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:37 pm by cjs55
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.
#9 Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:04 pm by jazzfan1971
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.
#17 Re: How good will Gordon Hayward be? Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:04 pm by FortyDayzdone
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.