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Apr 9, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) controls the ball while surrounded by Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) and teammates shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha (2) and point guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Thunder won 90-80. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Does Hayward Have it in Him to Lead?

For anyone that reads from this regularly you’ve probably come to realize that we are pretty high on Gordon Hayward.  I think Gordon is going to be a very good player, I think he can be an All-Star type player.  But in order for Gordon to become one of the best he needs to become a leader.  The Jazz have personally called out Gordon and told him to step up as a leader, but can he do it? does he want to do it?  This off-season there has been plenty of time for Hayward to round up the troops and get together but i haven’t heard any news of that happening.

John lucas lll tweeted this out a couple weeks ago:

Great work this week @BRush_4, @iclark21, @JeremyEvans40, @RealJerelMcNeal, @Enes_Kanter, @Trey_Burke3, @Luke1luk, @AlecBurks10!

These guys got together and worked out and it sounds like it was spear-headed by John Lucas lll.  We all know he is not the leader but he is at least trying something.  Why was Hayward not there? Or Favors for that matter.  I know it’s the off-season and these players have lives, but Hayward has been given every opportunity to make this team his and it seems he’s not doing much to take advantage of the opportunity.

Does Hayward have what it takes to be a leader? Tell us what you think.

 

 

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