TAG: Gordon Hayward

Latest News, Twitter / Dec 31, 2014 / 9:45 am

Utah’s Quin Snyder Uses “Mute” Coaching Move And It Works

Quin Snyder

The Minnesota Timberwolves went on a 10-0 run to start the fourth quarter last night, extending their lead to 82-72 after it was tied up at the end of the third. Coach Quin Snyder called a timeout, except — rather than rail against his team’s lack of effort — he didn’t say a word to his players before they again took the court. The tactic worked. Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2014 / 2:15 pm

GIF: Gordon Hayward Catches Donald Sloan For Big Chase-Down Block

Gordon Hayward

Though his team didn’t get the win last night against the Indiana Pacers, Gordon Hayward still put on a show in his homecoming. Watch the ascendant Utah Jazz wing show off his speed and leaping ability by catching Donald Sloan in transition for a chase-down block off of two feet. Read More »

NBA / Nov 5, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Video: Gordon Hayward Hits Fadeaway Jumper To Beat Cavaliers As Time Expires

Gordon Hayward

What a night for Gordon Hayward. After catching LeBron James on a chase-down block and dunking on the other end, the Utah Jazz star capped a banner performance by hitting a game-winning jumper as time expired to give his team a 102-100 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

Video / Nov 5, 2014 / 11:15 pm

Gordon Hayward Gets Chase-Down Block On LeBron, Dunks On Other End

Gordon Hayward, LeBron James

Gordon Hayward, LeBron James (photo. James Herbert YouTube)

This is kind of cruel. The chase-down block was made famous by LeBron James, and now he’s recipient of the swat? Watch Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward catch The King for a huge block at the rim and sprint to the other end for a dunk in his team’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 26, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Photo: Extremely Creative Two-Part Billboard Featuring Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward

Until 19 year-old Dante Exum starts scratching at his limitless ceiling, Gordon Hayward is star of the Utah Jazz. And while the fifth-year pro’s play doesn’t necessarily deem him worthy of such a distinction, the max-level $63 million deal he signed with Utah this summer certainly does. The Jazz have begun marketing Hayward as such, too, hinting at his coming success with a pair of two extremely creative, intertwined billboards on I-15 in Salt Lake City. Read More »

Video / Oct 9, 2014 / 11:45 pm

Dunk Of The Preseason? Watch Gordon Hayward Embarrass Joel Freeland

Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward

If this is the type of play that becomes routine for Gordon Hayward going forward, he’ll more than justify the max contract awarded him by the Utah Jazz this summer. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 23, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Team USA Announces Final Roster; Cuts Hayward, Korver, Lillard, Parsons

DeMar DeRozan

So much for roster analysis gleaned from USA Basketball’s exhibition games. Despite not playing last night in the Americans’ 112-86 win over Puerto Rico, DeMar DeRozan and Andre Drummond were among the 12 players officially named to Team USA. Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard, and Chandler Parsons were the national program’s final cuts in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Team USA Roster, Rotation Might Be Taking Shape (UPDATE)

Team USA

The withdrawals of presumptive Team USA locks Kevin Love and Blake Griffin from the 2014 FIBA World Cup were one thing. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has always preferred to utilize a nominal, athletic power forward in the Carmelo Anthony mold as opposed to more traditional big men alongside a true center, which is why the absences of Paul George and Kevin Durant loom so large. USA Basketball’s best available options to play that crucial role are gone, and the country’s most logical if less optimal replacements – Love and Griffin – never came. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Hayward On Max Contract: “I Don’t Think I have To Live Up To Anything Now”

Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward signed a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets this off-season. The Utah Jazz matched the offer and will be bringing Hayward back on a maximum-level contract. Yesterday, Hayward spoke about the new reality of being a max player and the increased expectation that come with that label. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 12, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Report: Jazz Match Hornets Offer For Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward

The Utah Jazz matched Charlotte’s maximum-level offer sheet for restricted free agent Gordon Hayward, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Utah had said all along they would match any offer for Hayward and he’s likely to sign a four-year, $63 million deal some time today. Read More »