How bad is Gordon Hayward?

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Crow
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Re: How bad is Gordon Hayward?

Post by Crow » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:04 pm

That Hayward lineup got zero use last night. 28 lineups used. Not this strong one.

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Re: How bad is Gordon Hayward?

Post by Mike G » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:32 pm

So the Celtics started Hayward thru Nov. 17, and Marcus Morris has started since Nov. 23. Their splits as starter/sub:

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Hayw'd  G  mpg   TS%    Pts   Reb   Ast   Stl   Blk   TO   ORtg   DRtg   +/-
Start  16   27  .488   13.5   6.8   3.8   1.6   0.2   1.7   101   104   -0.1
Sub    35   25  .561   15.8   6.3   5.2   1.2   0.5   2.3   111   110    5.9
                                    
Morris  G  mpg   TS%    Pts   Reb   Ast   Stl   Blk   TO   ORtg   DRtg   +/-
Start  34   28  .598   19.0   7.3   1.9   0.9   0.5   1.2   117   110   10.5
Sub    17   26  .622   19.3   9.2   1.7   0.7   0.2   2.7   106   106    1.3
Only 2 mpg have been exchanged.
They started 9-9 with MOV = +1.8 , and are 26-12 at +8.6 since.

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Re: How bad is Gordon Hayward?

Post by Crow » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:27 am

If Celtics had stayed stubborn about the starting lineup, they'd be far worse off. Still have work to do. Morris' comments make it sound like worse than what the W-L and stats show. Rotation eventually will probably get tighter. That might help or not depending on how definitive the move is and how the players handle it.

Would I have stood pat at deadline? Probably not but change didnt look easy / straightforward. Celtics face some risks with Irving... and Morris and Rozier. Better next season? Not a certainty. There are only 2-3 players I wouldn't trade / would really try to retain. Beyond that everything else would be open to at least considered change.

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