Finally expected to start for the Jazz, the 6-foot-8, 210 pound Hayward is destined to become a standout musician on the hardwood at the EnergySolutions Arena.
Averaging 14.1 points, 3.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds over 72 games off the bench during the 2012-2013 campaign, Hayward’s numbers will inflate thanks to the recent departures of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap.
Nearly leading Butler to a title in 2010, the former Bulldog is a youngster with tremendous basketball smarts, athleticism, ball handling skills, and versatility.
Removed from a 43-39 mark in the Northwest Division, the Jazz may briefly regress due to the losses of Jefferson and Millsap.
Regardless, Utah is now Hayward’s team and the native Indianan will mature into a truly elite player within four years.
Fully prepared to lead the Jazz, expect Gordon Hayward to thrive while creating sweet music in “The Crossroads of the West.”by