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Will Gordon Hayward be an allstar?

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Happens every year.

Happens every year. Meaningless stats at the end of the year for young players on non-playoff teams. It literally happens every year and people get super excited about it. Hayward will bea good role player for a team, but just because he has a good April doesn't mean he's a future All-Star.

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I think it's funny how stat-heads can use an argument that he only averaged 5.4 points per game in support of their side, but are willing to completely discount a strong month of April for our side.

The first half of the season (27-14 through 41 games), Utah was one of the top teams in the West. Hayward played very few minutes, and he played very poorly in those few minutes. Once the team blew up, Hayward got more opportunities. When he got an increase in playing time his numbers went up. That's a good sign as far as I'm concerned.

Not saying that his numbers in meaningless games was significant, just pointing out that there's some folks around here that are trying to cheat in this argument.

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Jnixon, if you think beating

Jnixon, if you think beating the Lakers down the stretch as they were vying for homecourt advantage is meaningless I'm not sure what to tell you.

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And if you think one game in

And if you think one game in April makes you a potential All-Star I don't know what to tell you.

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"The first half of the season

"The first half of the season (27-14 through 41 games), Utah was one of the top teams in the West. Hayward played very few minutes, and he played very poorly in those few minutes. Once the team blew up, Hayward got more opportunities. When he got an increase in playing time his numbers went up. That's a good sign as far as I'm concerned."

It showed that he could produce when the team wasn't competing for anything. It's not a terrible sign because it showed he can compete at the NBA level, but it's not the sign of a future All-Star either. Not at all actually.

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"It showed that he could produce when the team wasn't competing for anything. It's not a terrible sign because it showed he can compete at the NBA level, but it's not the sign of a future All-Star either. Not at all actually."

I never said that it was really significant (in fact, I said exactly the opposite), just that it was a good sign.

I feel like he has all-star potential because I've had the chance to watch him play a lot. I don't think his stats this season are really telling about his future either way.

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Can we put this to rest

Can we put this to rest please, Gordon Hayward is probably not going to be an all-star in the future, too tough of competition at the wing positions, having said that he will be a very good player which is indicitive of his strong finish to this year.

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Okay, now that this issue has

Okay, now that this issue has been resolved, it's time to move on to the next question: Will Gordon Hayward ever be MVP?

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