Gordon Hayward took a pass in the left corner and quickly launched a jump shot.
In that moment, early in the Jazz's scrimmage Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena, Hayward showed there would be no long-lasting effects of his disastrous shooting performance against San Antonio in the playoffs.
Five months after an 0-for-7 night sent him and the rest of the Jazz into the offseason, Hayward's offense was Saturday's biggest story.
So maybe the defenders were a mixture of genuine Jazzmen and training camp temps, as opposed to the Spurs, but Hayward's performance was impressive. He looked a lot more like a player whose confidence grew from competing against the U.S. Olympic team this past summer than someone who was scarred by San Antonio.
Jazz's Hayward not scarred by Spurs
Salt Lake Tribune | Oct 7