Re: Gordon Heyward: Less Efficient than the Big Dig
posted at 1/6/2014 5:30 PM EST
In response to KJandHondo's comment:
In response to Mployee8's comment:
In response to scubber's comment:
Such as, Evan Turner, Greivis Vasquez, Eric Bledsoe. Again, all of these players will be signed by their own teams, I am not sure why we are talking about Hayward. And it is not up to Hayward to want more, Utah will match any reasonable offer. It makes no sense for the Celtics to overpay to get him.
Maybe and maybe not ... The Pierce $10.3MM TPE can't be used to sign a FA. It must be used in a trade. Utah may be happy to do a S&T of Hayward for a nice new TPE of their own. Otherwise the C's have until 7/15/14 (???) to find a trade partner with a player Danny wants.
That said, Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson are interesting pieces as well and Philly could be interested in a S&T ... Not so sure about Bird though.
But why even use a S&T on Hayward, the kid is not effective defensively and not efficient offensively. And to Clarify I wasn’t saying DA should go get Bean Burrito Nick Young only that his “volume shooting” is way more efficient than the bricks Hayward lays every game. Hayward’s atrocious stats makes even average players look great. I just wish 1 poster would give me an actual reason why Hayward is so commonly suggested to go get in whatever fashion be it over or under paying him. The only player statically having a worse season efficiently speaking is Pressy, so every other guard option is better on the Celtics roster. In what fantasy is the Celtics a better team with a SG that can barely shoot 30% from deep??
If you think Stevens is a sharp coach and believe in him then pay attention to his words;
Hayward’s final line was 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists, but the box score didn’t do his performance justice. He played the entire fourth quarter, scoring eight points, nabbing five rebounds and dealing out three assists without a turnover. He added a steal, which led to a layup during Utah’s fourth-quarter comeback, to boot. “He’s a lot better than when I coached him,” said Stevens, who was Hayward’s coach at Butler. “Man. And he was good when I coached him. I thought he was the best player in college at the time, and man has he improved. “I’m proud of him. Again, I can’t tell you what that feels like, because I was there when he was a puppy, when he was in junior high school and he was a good tennis player and nobody was recruiting him. It was like, ‘You think we should offer that guy a scholarship? Nobody’s looking at him. Nobody’s even in the building.’ “It was probably a good decision, in retrospect. He’s awfully good.”
Read more at: http://nesn.com/2013/11/gordon-hayward-better-than-brad-stevens-remembers-and-other-impressions-from-celtics-win-over-jazz/