Gordon Hayward RUMORS & NEWS

  • Brad Stevens Not Expecting Gordon Hayward To Return This Season

    Real GM Basketball "While there has been increasing speculation that Gordon Hayward may return from his ankle injury this season, it has not been discussed between Hayward and Brad Stevens. Hayward suffered his lower leg injury on opening night and subsequently underwent major surgery." February 12

  • Danny Ainge Reveals Upcoming ‘Big Step’ In Gordon Hayward’s Rehab

    NESN "Gordon Hayward is ready to hit the ground running. Well, kind of. The Boston Celtics forward has been progressing quite well in his rehab from a devastating ankle injury suffered on NBA opening night. C’s president of basketball operations Danny Ainge offered another positive update on..." February 01

  • Struggling Celtics have Gordon Hayward-sized hole

    Boston Herald "Danny Ainge has watched with measured angst as his Celtics have dropped three straight. He has seen the comebacks that used to yield stirring wins now fall short. And as he scans the active roster, he’s zeroed in on a critical need. “I think what we could really use is like a 6(-foot)-8 wing..." January 23

  • Gordon Hayward Is Back To Shooting Standing Shots As His Rehab Continues

    Dime Magazine "The Celtics are in a bit of a slump right now having lost three straight, including a bad loss on Sunday night to the lowly Magic. It’s not a complete disaster in Boston, but things certainly aren’t going especially well and the team could use a little good news as a pick-me-up right now. Enter..." January 22

  • Brad Stevens updates Gordon Hayward progress, reiterates ‘it’s a long road’

    Sportsnaut "Gordon Hayward is necessarily taking the What About Bob baby steps road to recovery after his devastating leg injury at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. The Boston Celtics guard has been able to do some exciting things on his road to recovery (like this). Head coach Brad Stevens filled the..." January 16

  • Stevens warns not to get excited about Hayward's return

    NBC Sports Boston "The image posted by Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge of Gordon Hayward without an ankle brace renewed the optimism that Hayward will beat the odds and return to the floor in time for the playoffs and maybe even some late regular-season games. But coach Brad Stevens was..." January 11

  • Gordon Hayward ditches his ankle brace months after devastating injury

    CBS Sports "Gordon Hayward's road to recovery seems to be going pretty well following the devastating leg injury that he suffered less than six minutes into his Celtics' debut back in October. This week, Hayward taken a step forward in that recovery process. On Tuesday, Celtics' general manager Danny Ainge..." January 10

  • Celtics Planned To Use Hayward As No. 2 Playmaker

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics planned to run a Warriors-style offense this season prior to Gordon Hayward‘s serious leg injury on opening night, Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated reports. The coaching staff wanted to utilize Hayward as a second ballhandler with Kyrie Irving running the attack. Many of Boston’s sets..." December 25

  • Gordon Hayward Says Depression From His Leg Injury Is Worse Than the Physical Pain

    Complex "A little over two months after Gordon Hayward suffered a dislocated ankle and broken tibia that was tough to look at, and no doubt hurt like hell, he has gone on record as saying the worst part about it is not the physical pain, but instead having to watch his new team (the Celtics) from the..." December 22

  • Gordon Hayward: Depression much harder than pain of injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was gruesome for anyone who watched it — just 5:15 into his Boston Celtics career, Gordon Hayward sat on the floor under the basket with his foot and ankle facing the wrong direction. There was no question from that moment he could well be out for the season. What we don’t get to see is the..." December 20

  • Celtics' Gordon Hayward open to returning this season: 'We'll see what happens'

    CBS Sports "When Gordon Hayward broke his ankle on opening night of the NBA season it felt like that was the end of it. The scene was gruesome and it didn't feel like there was any chance he'd return this season. The Celtics have managed to be one of the NBA's best teams without him, but it's left everybody..." December 16

  • Hayward 'attacking the process' but still no timetable for return

    NBC Sports Boston "Gordon Hayward took yet another step forward in his recovery from a dislocated left ankle injury. He has now been given the green light to not have to wear a walking boot. "I feel alright I guess, as well as I could," Hayward told reporters earlier today. "I'm out of the boot right now so..." December 14

  • Gordon Hayward spotted without walking boot

    Sporting News " Gordon Hayward was allowed to remove his walking boot on Wednesday, two months after suffering a gruesome ankle injury in the first quarter of the Celtics' season-opener against the Cavaliers on Oct. 17. " December 13

  • Stevens appreciates Hayward’s optimism but doesn’t expect him back this season

    Boston Globe "It has long been believed that the ankle injury suffered by Celtics forward Gordon Hayward in the Oct. 17 season opener would sideline him for the entire season. In an interview with the Globe on Friday, Hayward did not veer from that timeline, but he did express some hope that he might be able to..." December 12

  • Hayward not ruling out possible return this season

    Boston Globe "It’s nearing 10 p.m. on Friday at The Local, and the crowd at this quaint Wellesley restaurant has thinned as families head into the chilly night with to-go boxes. The bar is busy but not packed, and patrons are paying little mind to the Celtics game against the Spurs that is glowing on..." December 10

  • Gordon Hayward Roughly Two Weeks From Being Out of Walking Boot, Ainge Says

    SI "Gordon Hayward is roughly two weeks away from being out of his walking boot completely, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher and Rich" on Thursday. "He’s progressing along,” Ainge said. “He can take the boot off for short periods of time, but yeah, he’s..." December 07

  • Clock ticking on Celtics' Disabled Player Exception

    NBC Sports Boston "When you are rolling along the way the Celtics are, it’s hard to imagine a ton of thought is being put into shaking up the roster. But when it comes to change, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has proven himself to be open to it regardless of how the team is performing at that..." December 06

  • Rudy Gobert: Gordon Hayward didn’t text me back before signing with the Celtics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rudy Gobert said he disliked how Gordon Hayward left the Jazz for the Celtics. Now, the Utah center is expanding on precisely what bothered him. Gobert, via Zach Lowe of ESPN: “I could feel it,” Gobert says. “I was texting him a few days before [Hayward’s July 4th decision], and he wasn’t..." November 28

  • Celtics’ Gordon Hayward Is Shooting From Chair Just Weeks After Surgery

    NESN "Gordon Hayward probably won’t take the court for the Boston Celtics again this season, but he’s going to make sure his jump shot remains pure. The Celtics star forward suffered a gruesome ankle, lower leg injury on opening night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hayward, however, already is..." November 06

  • Gordon Hayward Sets Record Straight On Possible Return This Season

    NESN "Gordon Hayward will have to wait until the 2018-19 season for his next opportunity to suit up for the Boston Celtics. Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle, lower-leg injury in the Celtics’ season-opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 17. The star forward since has undergone successful..." November 01

  • Hayward to rejoin Celtics in video role during rehab

    247 Sports "After suffering a gruesome leg injury that will likely keep him out for the rest of the season, Gordon Hayward is facing a long and perhaps daunting road to recovery. But to make sure he still feels included during his rehabilitation process, Celtics coach Brad Stevens will reportedly have Hayward..." October 28

  • Danny Ainge on Gordon Hayward: 'Still too early to tell'

    Boston Herald "There is room to wonder how big a factor Gordon Hayward could be if he somehow does manage to find his way back onto the court this season from his fractured tibia and dislocated ankle. But there is at least a ray of Green light in the fact no one is categorically ruling out a possible..." October 20

  • Agent: 'Unlikely' Gordon Hayward returns this season

    WEEI Boston "Mark Bartelstein, the agent for Gordon Hayward, has told ESPN that he believes it’s unlikely that the 27-year-old Hayward will return to the Celtics this season. "We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form," Bartelstein said of Hayward, who played just five minutes..." October 19

  • Gordon Hayward injury clears Cavs’ path in East according to Vegas

    Covers.com "The high expectations for the Boston Celtics’ season are lower now in the eyes of Las Vegas oddsmakers, and, conversely, the path to the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year got a lot easier for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics were among the favorites to win the NBA title at +1000 and..." October 19

  • Did Jae Crowder Commit Dirty Play On Gordon Hayward’s Gruesome Injury?

    NESN "Gordon Hayward dislocated his ankle and fractured his tibia in the first quarter Tuesday night as the Boston Celtics dropped their season opener to the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-99. It was a gruesome injury that Hayward suffered while landing awkwardly on a play in which he went up for the ball..." October 18

  • Gordon Hayward fractures ankle minutes into Celtics debut

    ESPN "Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was stretchered off the floor in Cleveland after suffering a horrific-looking ankle injury little more than five minutes into his Boston debut Tuesday night. The team later announced that Hayward fractured his ankle. Hayward's left leg bent awkwardly after he..." October 18

  • Gordon Hayward says Isaiah Thomas “ultimately helped win me over”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gordon Hayward is now a member of the Boston Celtics, and we are all excited to see how the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference last season checks out with a newly revamped roster. Of course, Boston has been the subject of much media attention after signing Hayward and trading Isaiah Thomas..." September 22

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