This wasn't what Gordon Hayward worked for. A shot that never sank. A touch always off. At times, pulled off the court and replaced by rookie Alec Burks. Then stuck on the bench while the Jazz dropped playoff games and watched the postseason they'd longed for quickly disappear.

When Hayward's first playoff series ended Monday, he'd shot just 18.1 percent (6 of 33) from the floor and 8.3 percent (1 of 12) behind the 3-point line. He was the worst shooter in a Utah uniform, and his four postseason starts were washed away by 122 minutes of failure.