Gordon Hayward wasn’t alone in the 10 games he missed before the All-Star break.

The Jazz sixth man spent his time watching games from the bench and the trainer’s room alongside Mo Williams. Williams, the injured veteran point guard, broke down plays with Hayward.

"I can learn a lot from him and watching the game with him," Hayward said. "He points out a lot of different things. He’s a savvy guy, a veteran — it was kind of a silver lining."

Hayward has averaged 18.2 points in five games back since he was sidelined with a sprained right shoulder. The run of quality games included a 26-point outburst in an overtime loss to the Celtics on Monday.

"I think a little bit I’ve been more aggressive for sure," Hayward said. "I’ve been more assertive, still there’s a lot of room for improvement."