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    Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward Limited in preseason

    Hayward (Achilles) started and played just 12 minutes during Wednesday's preseason game against the Lakers in Hawaii.Hayward underwent minor heel surgery over the offseason but his availability back on the court suggests he's ready for the season ahead. Coach Quin Snyder may continue to limit his star player during the preseason but all signs point to a full workload when it matters.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Jazz forward Gordon Hayward undergoes procedure on heel

    Jazz forward Gordon Hayward underwent a minor surgical procedure on his right heel last week, the team announced Friday. Hayward missed the last three games of the season with a sore Achilles.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Jazz F Gordon Hayward says next season's goal is to make playoffs

    Jazz forward Gordon Hayward spoke to reporters Thursday and said making the playoffs next season is the team's main goal, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. "The experience we're getting as a group is happening along the way," Hayward said. "Just because we played well after the All-Star break, nobody is going to be satisfied with that." Hayward feels he can still grow as a player and he credits coach Quin Snyder with improving his mid-range game and reading pick and rolls, while making the game easier to play. "I feel like there's still a lot of room for me to improve," he said. "I'll take a month off and get right to it."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Jazz's Burke, Favors will play Wednesday: Gordon Hayward out

    Jazz guard Trey Burke has been cleared to play in Wednesday's game at Houston, reports the team's radio play-by-play announcer. Burke has missed the last three games with a sore back. After sitting out the last two games to rest, forward Derrick Favors will also play. Meanwhile, forward Gordon Hayward has been ruled out of the game. It will be the third-straight game Hayward has missed because of a sore Achilles. The Jazz are 11 1/2-point underdogs.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Jazz PG Burke probable, SG Hayward doubtful for Wednesday

    A regular season finale Wednesday night at Houston has two injured Jazz players receiving quite different designations. Point guard Trey Burke (sore back) is probable while off-guard Gordon Hayward (Achilles) is doubtful. Both had previously been listed as questionable.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Jazz F Gordon Hayward (Achilles) may be done for season

    Jazz coach Quin Snyder said forward Gordon Hayward (Achilles) may miss the final game of the season, per NBA.com. Hayward is sitting out Monday's game against the Mavericks and skipped Saturday's win in Portland with soreness in his Achilles tendon. "We've maintained all along that we're trying to do what's right for every player in every situation," Snyder said. Hayward is averaging 19.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game this season.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Trey Burke, Gordon Hayward to sit out Monday for Jazz

    Guard Trey Burke (back) and forwards Gordon Hayward (Achilles) and Derrick Favors (rest) are out for the Jazz on Monday against the Mavericks, according to Deseret News.Forward Grant Jerrett will see action for the Jazz on Monday.The Jazz are 10-point underdogs against the Mavericks.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Burke, Hayward game-time decisions for Jazz

    Two Jazz players will be game-time decisions for Monday, as guard Trey Burke is probable with a back injury and forward Gordon Hayward is questionable with an inflammation of his Achilles' injury. Burke has missed four the previous five games with the ailment, while Hayward was held out of Saturday's contest.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors out for Jazz Saturday to rest

    Jazz coach Quinn Snyder said forwards Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors will rest Saturday and not play in Portland, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.The Jazz are 6-point underdogs against the Trail Blazers.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    F Gordon Hayward gets game-high 27 points in Jazz loss

    Small forward Gordon Hayward tallied a game-high 27 points on Friday but the Jazz couldn't get past the Grizzlies, falling 89-88.Hayward also collected seven rebounds and second two steals in the loss.