Hayward Struggling with His Confidence
But the thing that has to be concerning is the fact that (Gordon) Hayward doesn’t seem like he even wants to shoot the ball. Multiple times in the two overtimes, the 6-foot-8 swingman passed up open looks. He looked hesitant. He wasn’t aggressive, and that hurt the Jazz as Toronto surrounded Paul Millsap when it mattered.
“It’s frustrating for me because I’m not shooting the ball well and I shoot so many times in practice,” Hayward said. “I see them go in all the time. It’s just something I’m working on and I need to shoot it with more confidence.”
Hayward did have seven rebounds and three assists. He did have two steals and he does a lot of little things that don’t show up in statistics that earns him time and credibility with (Tyrone) Corbin.