Gordon Hayward may earn a regular spot within Jazz rotationPosted by Inside Hoops
Tim Buckley of the Deseret News reports:
He hardly expects Gordon Hayward to do every night what he did Sunday.
But the day after Utah’s 2010 first-round draft choice scored a team-high 26 in a preseason win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Jazz coach Jerry Sloan hinted Hayward has a shot at cracking Utah’s regular rotation for the 2010-11 NBA season.
“We intend on trying to play him,” Sloan said. “He’s got a lot of basketball savvy. And he’s got a lot to learn, which is fine.
“He’ll work,” Sloan added, “to try to get better every time we play. And we see him do other things each time we play — some good, some bad. But we’re not dissatisfied with him. We think he’s gonna be a very good player.”
InsideHoops.com editor says: One obstacle Hayward faces is constantly being asked for ID by security to prove he’s over age 13 and is allowed to scoot around without being accompanied by a parent or guardian.