Even though Coach Brad Stevens and Gordan Hayward father Gordon Scott Hayward believe he is not going to return this season people are just not buying it. With Gordan Hayward back in his uniform and on the court practicing 9 hours a day and going at it hard, Celtic fans believe that Hayward might just return in time for the playoff. Even if he is ready it would be the Boston Celtic Franchise decision to play him or not, it’s their job to know if he is ready to go back in action if he is mentally and physically 110%, they don’t want Gordan Hayward to be at 50% or even 90% on the court they need him to be at his best.
— ESPN (@espn) March 2, 2018
Mike Gorman (@celticsvoice) said
“Everybody tells me he is working out eight, nine hours a day, just religiously working out, doing everything they ask of him and more.
It seems to me if Gordon Hayward thought his next basketball game he was going to play in was going to be in next October, he might not be working out nine hours a day right now. He might be working out six. He might be working out and doing the minimum because he knows it’s a long-term thing.
I think he is working out with the idea that he can be ready by the end of the season. Whether they want to activate him, whether they want to play him or not, that’s a whole different question. But I truly believe that before the playoffs are over, we’ll see him in a Celtics uniform. I just believe it.”
Brad Stevens once a week: *Gordon Hayward will not return this season*
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— JJ ☘️ (@JJ_Boston_) February 28, 2018