|July 12 8:10 AM PT9:10 AM MT10:10 AM CT11:10 AM ET15:10 GMT23:10 8:10 AM MST10:10 AM EST19:10 UAE17:1011:10 ET10:10 AM CT14:10 - The Utah Jazz have matched Charlotte's four-year, $63 million offer for Hayward.
Analysis: Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed Utah's move on Saturday. It was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. The Jazz had until late Sunday to match the Hornets' offer from Thursday for the 6-foot-8 small forward. The team did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Hayward averaged career highs of 16.2 points, 5.2 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals last season while leading the Jazz in scoring and minutes.
|July 10 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET17:15 GMT1:15 10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST21:15 UAE19:1513:15 ET12:15 PM CT16:15 - Hornets general manager Rich Cho said the team has extended an offer sheet to Hayward.
Analysis: The deal signed Thursday would pay the small forward $63 million over the next four years. The Jazz have until 11:59 p.m. Sunday to match the offer and retain Hayward. With the offer sheet in place, the sign and trade possibility with the Jazz is no longer an option. The 6-foot-8 Hayward averaged career highs of 16.2 points, 5.2 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals last season while leading his team in scoring and minutes played.
|July 9 7:26 AM PT8:26 AM MT9:26 AM CT10:26 AM ET14:26 GMT22:26 7:26 AM MST9:26 AM EST18:26 UAE16:2610:26 ET9:26 AM CT13:26 - The Hornets have agreed on a maximum offer sheet with Hayward that would pay the small forward $63 million over the next four years, a person close to with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Utah Jazz would have three days to match the deal once Hayward officially signs.
Analysis: Hayward, who visited with the Hornets this week, averaged 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals last season for Utah. Hayward has spent all four seasons in the NBA with the Jazz. He shot 41.3 percent from the field and 30 percent from 3-point range in 77 starts.
|July 2 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST23:08 UAE21:0815:08 ET2:08 PM CT18:08 - A person familiar with the visit says the Cavaliers have scheduled a meeting with Utah restricted free agent Gordon Hayward.
Analysis: The small forward agreed Wednesday to meet with team officials, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Cavs are not commenting during the NBA's free agency moratorium. Hayward averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds last season, his fourth with the Jazz. The 6-foot-8 Hayward was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2010 draft.
|June 25 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST6:56 UAE (+1)04:5622:56 ET9:56 PM CT1:56 - The Utah Jazz have extended a qualifying offer to Gordon Hayward, making him a restricted free agent. The Jazz now can match any offer Hayward gets on the free-agent market.
Analysis: Hayward averaged 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 77 games, all starts, with the Jazz last season. He had seven games with double-digit rebounds and six with double-digit assists. He scored more than 20 points in 22 games.
|Mar. 25 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST9:06 UAE06:061:06 ET11:06 PM CT4:06 - Hayward scored 32 points in a 114-94 loss to visiting Detroit on Monday night.
Analysis: It was his best scoring performance since he had a career-high 37 points against Oklahoma City on Jan. 7.
|Mar. 3 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST7:09 UAE (+1)04:0922:09 ET9:09 PM CT2:09 - Hayward had 20 points for Utah in a 114-88 loss to the Bucks on Monday night.
Analysis: Hayward is averaging 19.7 points on this winless trip for the Jazz.
|Feb. 26 8:35 PM PT9:35 PM MT10:35 PM CT11:35 PM ET4:35 GMT12:35 9:35 PM MST11:35 PM EST8:35 UAE05:3523:35 ET10:35 PM CT3:35 - Hayward had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in Wednesday's 109-86 win over Phoenix.
Analysis: Despite the impressive showing, Hayward is averaging just 11.3 points while shooting 32.6 percent over his last 12 games.
|Jan. 22 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Gordon Hayward returned from his hip flexor injury to score 27 points in Utah's loss 112-97 loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: Hayward missed five games because of the injury. He is averaging 17.3 points per game.
|Jan. 17 5:09 PM PT6:09 PM MT7:09 PM CT8:09 PM ET1:09 GMT9:09 6:09 PM MST8:09 PM EST5:09 UAE (+1)02:0920:09 ET7:09 PM CT23:09 - The Utah Jazz are without leading scorer Gordon Hayward, who is out with a strained left hip flexor.
Analysis: The 6-foot-8 Hayward is averaging 17.1 points, but he hasn't played since Jan. 7 against Oklahoma City.
|Jan. 11 10:49 PM PT11:49 PM MT12:49 AM CT1:49 AM ET6:49 GMT14:49 11:49 PM MST1:49 AM EST10:49 UAE07:491:49 ET12:49 AM CT4:49 - Hayward did not play against the Cavaliers on Friday night due to a hip injury.
Analysis: He's considered a game-time decision for Monday's game against the Nuggets.
|Jan. 10 5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 PM CT23:00 - Gordon Hayward, coming off the best game of his NBA career, is out of the Utah Jazz lineup against Cleveland because of a muscle strain in his left hip flexor.
Analysis: Hayward scored Utah's final 17 points and had a career-high 37 in a victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday. But even during his big fourth quarter, he was limping. When asked about it after the game, he shrugged it off and said he'd be fine. He will sit out against the Cavaliers and be a game-time decision Monday against Denver.
|Dec. 28 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET5:41 GMT13:41 10:41 PM MST12:41 AM EST9:41 UAE06:410:41 ET11:41 PM CT3:41 - Hayward had 24 points and nine assists in Friday's win over the Lakers.
Analysis: Hayward was 9 of 17 from the field, an encouraging sign for fantasy owners after he had gone 20 of 61 (32.8 percent) over his last five games.
|Dec. 24 10:45 PM PT11:45 PM MT12:45 AM CT1:45 AM ET6:45 GMT14:45 11:45 PM MST1:45 AM EST10:45 UAE07:451:45 ET12:45 AM CT4:45 - Hayward just missed a triple-double in Monday's 104-94 loss at Memphis.
Analysis: Hayward, who posted 16 points, 11 rebound and nine assists, also added a career high-tying four blocks. Despite his big night, Hayward is averaging just 12.2 points while shooting 32.8 percent over the last five games.
|Dec. 14 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET6:03 GMT14:03 11:03 PM MST1:03 AM EST10:03 UAE07:031:03 ET12:03 AM CT4:03 - Hayward scored a season-high 30 points to go with a career-high 13 rebounds, Derrick Favors had 19 points and the Utah Jazz rallied after blowing a big third-quarter lead to beat the Denver Nuggets 103-93 on Friday night.
Analysis: Hayward boosted his career-high scoring average from 16.7 to 17.2. He was averaging 11.1 points in his previous seven road games.
|Dec. 3 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET5:15 GMT13:15 10:15 PM MST12:15 AM EST9:15 UAE06:150:15 ET11:15 PM CT3:15 - Hayward broke out of a shooting slump to score 29 points in Monday's 109-103 win over Houston.
Analysis: Hayward made 12 of 18 shots after a six-game stretch in which he shot 27.0 percent, triggered by a pathetic 1-of-17 effort against the Pels in New Orleans on Nov. 20 that had fantasy owners running for the exits.
|Nov. 30 8:25 PM PT9:25 PM MT10:25 PM CT11:25 PM ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST8:25 UAE05:2523:25 ET10:25 PM CT2:25 - Hayward was fairly average as the Jazz posted their first road victory of the season, 112-104 over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
Analysis: Hayward scored 13 points and his numbers have noticeably gone down now that rookie sensation Trey Burke is back for the Jazz. Burke's return is good for Utah but bad for Hayward's fantasy owners.
|Nov. 21 10:48 PM PT11:48 PM MT12:48 AM CT1:48 AM ET6:48 GMT14:48 11:48 PM MST1:48 AM EST10:48 UAE07:481:48 ET12:48 AM CT4:48 - Hayward had a game he'd like to forget Wednesday, shooting 1 for 17 from the field in a 105-98 loss at New Orleans.
Analysis: He finished with a season-low six points, but did have a season-high 11 assists.
|Nov. 14 11:12 PM PT12:12 AM MT1:12 AM CT2:12 AM ET7:12 GMT15:12 12:12 AM MST2:12 AM EST11:12 UAE08:122:12 ET1:12 AM CT5:12 - Hayward had a monster game with 27 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in a 111-105 win over New Orleans on Wednesday.
Analysis: He also hit three 3s, leading the Jazz to their first win of the season.
|Nov. 10 10:43 PM PT11:43 PM MT12:43 AM CT1:43 AM ET6:43 GMT14:43 11:43 PM MST1:43 AM EST10:43 UAE07:431:43 ET12:43 AM CT4:43 - Hayward scored a game-high 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting in Saturday's loss to Toronto.
Analysis: He's cracked 20 in three of his last four and is averaging 19.1 for the year.
|Nov. 7 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET5:37 GMT13:37 10:37 PM MST12:37 AM EST9:37 UAE06:370:37 ET11:37 PM CT3:37 - Hayward appears to be heating up after finishing with 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a 97-87 loss at Boston on Wednesday.
Analysis: Hayward has 50 points on 20-of-36 shooting in his last two games.