Fencer reregistered wrote:Jackie MacMullan doing Jackie Macmullan things. Takeaways include:
-- Hayward is NOT planning to leave the bubble again for the birth of his son (apparently Robyn Hayward posted to that effect on social media somewhere).
-- Ainge skipped the bubble due to the risk to people with history of heart problems ...
-- ... but he thinks he's in better shape than that. Mentioned: 54 (!) holes of golf carrying his own bag.
-- Ainge thought Game 4 was just horrible.
-- Allison Feaster (senior member of management in the bubble before Mike Zarren's arrival) is a former player with social justice advocacy history, and was a great partner/foil as such for Jaylen Brown.
Even though it looks like Gordon Hayward will now miss the birth of his son -- assuming Boston gets by Toronto in 6 or 7 games --, it would be cool if the NBA/Celtics could provide Hayward with a spacesuit or something close to it and private plane to witness the birth of his son.
If Hayward is going to miss the birth of his son which supposedly is best estimated for later in September and he is going back to the bubble right now... I would think it probably means 1 of 3 things.
Hayward estimates that he may be less than 10 days away from coming back.
Hayward is somehow convinced he is at a stage in his recovery right now that he is better off being treated by Celtics medical staff than what he can do on the outside.
Hayward's wife is really annoyed at him! -- I am kidding with this one.
Once Hayward's ankle is good to go, I don't think it will take him long to have a chance to contribute. He is probably in position right now to practice his shooting. He hasn't been out that long and he has played enough games this year to be in NBA shape.