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Charlotte Hornets | #20 | Forward











6'7" | 225lb | 31 years

Player Bio


2019-20: Appeared in 52 games averaging 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 33.5 minutes per game…Shot 50.0 percent from the field, 38.3 percent from three and 85.5 percent from the free-throw line…Recorded 25 points and five rebounds on opening night against Philadelphia on Oct. 23…Recorded a career-high-tying 39 points to go along with seven rebounds and eight assists against Cleveland on Nov. 5…Recorded his first 20-point, 10-rebound game as a Celtic with 21 points and 10 rebounds against Milwaukee on Oct. 30…Missed 13 games due to a left hand fracture (Nov. 11 through Dec. 6) after suffering the fracture against San Antonio on Nov. 9…Recorded 22 points and a season-high 14 rebounds to go along with five assists at Orlando on Jan. 24…Recorded 21 points and 13 rebounds against LA Clippers on Feb. 13…Handed out a season-high nine assists against the Lakers on Feb. 23. 2018-19: Appeared in 72 games (18 starts) where he averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 0.86 steals in 25.9 minutes per game...Shot 46.6 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from three and 83.4 percent from the free throw line...Made his return to the court on Oct. 16 against Philadelphia and recorded 10 points, five rebounds and four steals in 25 minutes...Netted a season-high 18 points against Milwaukee on Nov. 1...Dished out a season-high seven assists to go along with 13 points in his return to Utah on Nov. 9...Tied his season- high with four steals to go along with 15 points, five rebounds and five assists against Toronto on Nov. 16...Recorded a season-high 30 points, a season-high tying nine rebounds and a season-high eight assists off the bench against Minnesota on Dec. 1 becoming the first Celtic in fran- chise history to record those numbers off the bench and the first player in the NBA to record that feat since Detlef Schrempf in 1993...Recorded a season-high 35 points coming off the bench against Minnesota on Jan. 2...Recorded his first double-double of the season with 16 points and a season-high 11 rebounds to go along with a season-high tying eight assists against Dallas on Jan. 4...Recorded 18 points, six rebounds and five assists against Cleveland on Feb. 5...Tied his career-high with six three-pointers against Philadelphia on Feb. 12...Recorded 30 points off the bench against Golden State on Mar. 5...Hit the game-winning shot against Sacramento on Mar. 6...Recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards against San Antonio on Mar. 24...Scored 25 points to go along with eight rebounds and five assists against Miami on Apr. 3...Recorded 21 points on a perfect 9-for-9 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 shooting from the line against Indiana on Apr. 5...Recorded 10 or more points in 38 games, 20 or more points in five games and 30 or more points in three games...Recorded two double-doubles...Led the Celtics in scoring seven times, in rebounds eight times, in assists four times, in steals 12 times, in blocks seven times and in minutes three times...Recorded his 2,000th career assist against Miami on Apr. 3...Missed a total of 10 games due to injury on the season...Missed one game due to left ankle recovery (Oct. 20); Missed two games due to left ankle soreness (Nov. 24, Apr. 9); Missed two games due to illness (Dec. 10 – Dec. 12); Missed one game due to personal reasons (Jan. 19); Missed one game due to a right ankle sprain (Feb. 21); Missed three games due to the NBA’s concussion protocol (Mar. 18 – Mar. 23)...PLAYOFFS: Appeared in nine games averaging 9.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 29.6 minutes per game...Shot 41.4 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from three and was perfect from the free throw line (19-for-19). 2017-18: Made his Celtics debut against Cleveland on Oct. 17 and recorded two points and a rebound in 5:15 of action...Was injured during the first quarter and was diagnosed with a fractured left ankle...Underwent successful bony and ligamentous stabilization surgery for the fracture dislocation of his left ankle on October 19 with no timetable set for his return and missed the remainder of the 2017-18 season due to the surgery and rehabilitation...2016-17: Appeared and started in 73 games, averaging a career-high 21 9 points, 5 4 rebounds, 3 5 assists and 1 0 steals in 34 5 minutes per game ... Increased his scoring average for the seventh consecutive year ... Recorded 20-points in 47 games, including 30-or-more points in 13 contests ... Utah was 9-4 when he scored 30-plus ... Scored a career-high 39 points along with three rebounds, five assists and two steals vs MIN (4/7) ... Recorded 38 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block at IND (3/20) ... Tallied 36 points, four rebounds and three assists at DAL (2/9) ... Notched 33 points, eight rebounds and 2 assists vs CHA (2/4) ... Recorded the most 30-point games by a Jazzman since Karl Malone (14) in 2001-02 ... Recorded three double-doubles ... Led the Jazz in scoring 46 times, assists 22 times and rebounds two times ... Recorded eight points, two assists and four steals in the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, becoming the 12th Jazz player to be selected an All-Star ... Also participated in the Taco Bells Skills Challenge during All-Star Weekend, finishing second ... Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week (1/16) ... Ranks second in three-pointers made (689) and three-pointers attempted (1873) in franchise history ... Also ranks eighth in assists (1762) and points (8077) in team records ... Finished 16th in the NBA in free throws (362), 18th in free throw attempts (441) and 15th in win shares (104) ... Inactive (fracture of the 4th finger, left hand) in six games ... Did not dress (left fourth finger) in one game ... Did not dress (left quadriceps contusion) in two games...PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 18 games and averaged 13.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.06 steals in 33.1 minutes per game...2015-16: Appeared and started in 80 games, averaging a career-high 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 36.2 minutes per game ... Became one of four players in the NBA to have 4,000 points, 1,000 assists, 1,000 rebounds and 300 three-point field goals since 2013-14 (S. Curry, J. Harden, L. James, K. Lowry) ... During the span, Hayward has 4,289 points, 1,009 assists, 1,161 rebounds and 348 three- pointers ... Has increased scoring average in six straight seasons (2010-16), becoming one of three active players to accomplish this feat (Derrick Favors and DeAndre Jordan) ... Tied for second in Jazz history with 540 three-pointers made at LAL on 4/13 ... First Jazz player to make at least 390 free throws in a single season since Andrei Kirilenko (392) during the 2003-04 season ... Became the fourth player in franchise history to record at least 1,500 points, 250 assists, 90 steals and 375 free throws made in a single season (Pete Maravich, Adrian Dantley, Karl Malone) ... Scored 20-plus points in 43 games ...Recorded five-or-more assists in 27 contests ... Missed two games due to plantar fasciitis, right foot (3/14-3/17) ... Registered four double-doubles, including 24 points and 13 rebounds vs. LAC (4/8) ... Had 20 points, including the game- winner in overtime, at DAL (2/9) ... Scored a season-high 36 points with nine assists and five rebounds at CHA (1/18) ... Recorded 34 points on a career-high 14 made field goals vs. MIA (1/9) ... Led the team in points (33), steals (three) and minutes (41) at LAC (11/25)...2014-15: Appeared and started in 76 games, averaging 19.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 34.4 minutes per game ... Just the third player in NBA history to increase scoring average by at least two points per game in four consecutive seasons (Kobe Bryant, Gary Payton) ... Scored double figures in 69 of 76 games, reaching 20-plus points 38 times and 30-plus on seven occasions ... Missed one game with a low back strain (3/10), two games with a Grade 1 left AC sprain (3/23-3/25) and two games with right Achilles inflammation (4/13-4/15) ... Led the team in scoring 37 times, tallying 38 games with 20-or-more points and seven games with 30-or-more points ... Led the team in total points (1,463), steals (108) and free throws made (375) ... Had a season-high 33 points, six assists and four steals at NYK (11/14) ... Recorded 30 points on a career-high- tying 13 field goals vs. SAC (2/7) ... Registered 31 points and eight rebounds vs. NOP (11/22) ... Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds, adding 26 points vs. GSW (1/30) ... Handed out a season-high tying eight assists, adding 32 points and seven rebounds at NOP (2/9) ... Had 29 points, seven assists and four rebounds vs. HOU (3/12) ... Tallied 27 points, four rebounds and seven assists, hitting a game-winning buzzer-beater vs. CLE (11/5)...2013-14: Appeared and started in 77 games ... Averaged 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 36.4 minutes ... Became the first Jazz player since “Pistol” Pete Maravich to average at least 16 points, five rebounds and five assists per game in a season ... Sidelined five games with left hip flexor injury (1/10- 1/18) ... Led Jazz in scoring on 25 occasions ... Led Utah in assists 35 times and rebounding eight times


COLLEGE CAREER: Was an early entry candidate to the NBA after playing two seasons at Butler (2008-10) ... Averaged 14.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 60 career games (all starts) over a two-year career ... Named to the All-Horizon League First Team both seasons ... 2009-10: Led Butler to the first Final Four in school history and to the NCAA Championship Game ... Appeared in 37 games (all starts), averaging 15.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists ... Led Butler to a 33-5 record ... Chosen to the All-Tournament Team at the 2010 Final Four ... Had 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds in the title game vs. Duke ... Narrowly missed half-court buzzer beater that would have given Butler the national title ... Led the Bulldogs with 19 points and nine rebounds against Michigan State in the national semifinals ... Selected as the Most Outstanding Player of the West Regional, held at Vivint Smart Home Arena ...Posted game-highs of 22 points and nine rebounds against Kansas State in the West Regional final ... Chosen 2009-10 Horizon League Player of the Year ... Selected Third Team on the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ... Named to The Sporting News Midseason Mid-Major All-America Team ... Chosen to the Academic All-District V team... Named one of 30 finalists for the Naismith Trophy ... Led Butler in both scoring and rebounding, only player in Horizon League’s top five in both categories ... 2008-09: Appeared in 32 games (all starts) as a true freshman, averaging 13.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists ... Named All-Horizon League First Team ... Also selected as Horizon League Newcomer of the Year and picked to the All-Newcomer Team ... Selected to the National All-Freshman Team ... Named Horizon League Player of the Week three times as a freshman ... Set a Butler freshman record by hitting seven three-pointers against both Ohio State and Illinois-Chicago.


Full name is Gordon Daniel Hayward ... Married to Robyn ... Has two daughters, Bernie and Charlie ... Son of Gordon and Jody Hayward ... Both his parents stand 5-foot-10 ... Twin sister, Heather, was a member of the Butler women’s tennis team ... Won in the 2016 Of Love Tennis Tournament to help raise money for juvenile diabetes research ... NBA spokesperson for national #LeanIn campaign ... Was also a high school tennis player who advanced to the Indiana state singles quarterfinals ... Tallest player ever drafted from Butler ... First Butler player drafted since 1983 NBA Draft (Lynn Mitchem in ninth round, 186th overall) ... His advice to kids is “Dream Big!” ... Was majoring in computer engineering at Butler and maintained a 3.31 GPA (selected Third Team Academic All-American) and has continued his education through online coursework ... Hosted a video-game event with HyperX in the City Creek Mall in September 2016 ... Participated in Rebuilding Together program during All-Star Weekend in Feb 2017 ... Hosted a video game event with American First Credit Union at the American First Innovation Center at City Creek Mall in April 2017 ... Partnered with IGN Entertainment to participate in the IGN Pro League, a live 256-player StarCraft 2 tournament at Caesars Atlantic City in October 2011 ... Follow him on twitter at @gordonhayward .