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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
42-17 8-2 W3
41-17 8-2 W6
40-19 7-3 W4
27-32 3-7 L1
15-42 1-9 L9

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 29.6 12.9 45.9 4.7 4.1

Top Gordon Hayward News

  • Thunder's Gordon Hayward: Logs 14 minutes in debut

    Hayward totaled zero points (0-2 FG) and four rebounds over 14 minutes during Thursday's 129-107 victory over the Clippers.

    Prior to Thursday, Hayward hadn't played since Dec. 26 due to a calf injury, so it's no surprise that he received limited run in his first game with the Thunder. Though he did well on the glass, the veteran looked rusty on offense and took on a minimal 6.3 percent usage rate. Hayward should see a slight uptick in playing time as he gets his legs back under him and becomes more familiar with the Thunder's system, but he likely won't come close to replicating the averages of 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 three-pointers he had posted in 25 appearances with the Hornets prior to getting traded to Oklahoma City earlier this month.

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  • Thunder's Gordon Hayward: Says he'll be available Thursday

    Hayward (calf) said Wednesday that he'll be available for Thursday's game against the Clippers, Andrew Schlecht of The Athletic reports.

    Hayward hasn't played since Dec. 26 due to a calf injury, but he's cleared to make his Thunder debut Thursday. Given the lengthy absence, the veteran will presumably be eased into the rotation, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Hayward steal minutes away from Luguentz Dort and/or Josh Giddey if he plays well in Oklahoma City's system.

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  • Thunder's Gordon Hayward: Out through All-Star break

    Coach Mark Daigneault said Friday that Hayward (calf) won't suit up for the Thunder until after the All-Star break, Rylan Stiles of FanSided.com reports.

    Hayward hasn't suited up since late December and will require a few more weeks before he's able to make his debut for his new team. However, Daigneault said that the Thunder were aware of the 33-year-old's return timetable when they traded for him, and Hayward will go through Oklahoma City's return to play protocols and integrate into the team while he continues to recover.

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Headed to Oklahoma City

    The Thunder acquired Hayward (calf) from the Hornets on Thursday in exchange for Tre Mann, Davis Bertans, Vasilije Micic and two future second-round picks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Hayward hasn't played since Dec. 26 due to a left calf strain but is progressing toward a return. The veteran forward is averaging 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.9 minutes across his 25 appearances this season. However, the emergence of rookie Brandon Miller has made the 33-year-old expendable to Charlotte. Hayward could compete for a starting spot with Luguentz Dort or Josh Giddey for a Thunder team with aspirations to make a deep playoff run. But even if Hayward doesn't start, he'll presumably play a meaningful role off the bench.

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Out for Wednesday

    Hayward (calf) will remain out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Hayward is inching his way toward a return, but the veteran forward likely needs to get some more practice work under his belt before getting clearance to play. The Hornets are back in action Friday in Milwaukee, but given that that game is the front end of a back-to-back set, he'll most likely remain sidelined for that contest. Brandon Miller and Cody Martin will likely continue to see expanded roles for the duration of Hayward's absence.

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Upgraded to questionable

    Hayward (calf) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto.

    Hayward's ascension to a questionable designation aligns with coach Steve Clifford mentioning Monday that a return for the 33-year-old is close. Hayward has been mentioned in trade rumors while also profiling as a buyout candidate, but there is likely mutual interest in exercising an abundance of caution with his health. His status will need to be monitored in advance of Wednesday's game.

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Close to returning

    Hayward remains out for Monday's game against the Lakers, but Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said that the forward -- who hasn't played since Dec. 26 due to a left calf strain -- is "pretty close" to returning, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Hayward will presumably be limited upon his return and has been mentioned in trade talks ahead of Thursday's deadline, so his situation remains fluid. He was playing well prior to the lengthy absence, averaging 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.9 minutes per game across 25 appearances. Hayward will likely remain out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, but the Hornets could have another update on his status in the aftermath of Thursday's deadline.

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Out again Monday

    Hayward (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Lakers.

    Hayward hasn't played since Dec. 26. On Jan. 17, the Hornets said Hayward would miss "at least another week," but the team hasn't provided another update since. The veteran's next chance to suit up will come Wednesday versus Toronto.

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Remains out Sunday

    Hayward (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pacers.

    On Jan. 17, the Hornets said Hayward would miss "at least another week," but the team hasn't provided another update since. Hayward's next chance to suit up will come Monday against the Lakers, but he can be considered doubtful for that contest. Brandon Miller and Cody Martin should continue to benefit from increased roles in Hayward's ongoing absence.

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Remains out Friday

    Hayward (calf) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Thunder.

    Hayward has yet to undergo another evaluation of his calf injury and doesn't have a timetable for his return. His next chance to play will come against the Pacers on Feb. 4, but it wouldn't be surprising if he doesn't step on the court in the foreseeable future, especially with the trade deadline fast approaching.

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Won't play Wednesday

    Hayward (calf) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    Hayward is due for another evaluation soon, but until that comes, he can be considered doubtful for future contests. The veteran forward hasn't played since Dec. 26.

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Won't play Monday

    Hayward (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Knicks.

    Hayward will miss a 17th straight game as he works back from a right calf injury. There's no timetable for his return, so he should be considered doubtful for future contests until the team releases an update. On Jan. 17, the Hornets indicated that Hayward would miss "at least another week."

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Remains out

    Hayward (calf) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Jazz.

    Hayward hasn't played since Dec. 26 due to a left calf strain and will remain out Saturday. The veteran forward's next chance to suit up is Monday's matchup with the Knicks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 33
School: Butler
Experience: 13