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Lockout cements workaholic Hayward's rep

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08:06 AM ET 08.02 | A little something like the lockout isn't going to shut down Gordon Hayward. [While] many players began the offseason with a bang, diving headfirst into their summer workout routines, some have already begun to scale back as they realize that the league's lockout likely isn't going to end anytime soon. Not Hayward. The 21-year-old Jazz forward was a workaholic when the work stoppage began and he's still a workaholic more than a month into the lockout. While the NBA sleeps, Hayward pumps iron. And works on his ballhandling. And conditioning. And everything else that goes into the second-year player's five-days-a-week workout routine at St. Vincent Sports Performance in his birthplace of Indianapolis.

The Salt Lake Tribune

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August 2, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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I like this kid...I hope he has a long and successful career

i agree. he had limited playing time in utah but i think he can play (he is a capable scorer).

good size
good skills
good character

i hope he succeeds.

August 2, 2011  09:09 AM ET

With AK-47 being a FA, .... Hayward could find more minutes at sF for the Jazz ....

and any-who ... the NBA Lockout maybe like the NFL Lockout / when it was time to start losing games, Owner $$$ ... got the CBA done!

August 2, 2011  09:54 AM ET

Keep the focus, Bro.

August 2, 2011  10:38 AM ET
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Keep the focus, Bro.

How did you know he drives a FORD focus ?????

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August 2, 2011  04:45 PM ET

this kid will eventually become a vital part of whatever team he plays on in a couple years, maybe sooner depending on circumstances. liked him at butler, seems to just wanna play the game the right way. rare nowadays

August 2, 2011  09:49 PM ET

Now that this is his second season we are going to lean on him a lot, just like we did with Brewer and CJ.

 
August 2, 2011  11:00 PM ET

Nice to see a professional acting like a professional

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