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As Hayward embarks on his new challenge, Lindsey is careful to explain that he’s not expected to win games by himself.
"Many times in the media and among fans, they want to make it about one person," he said. "But at the end of the day it’s about your group. How talented is your group? How do they fit with each other, on and off the court? How serious are they?"
Hayward by the numbers
Gordon Hayward’s season-by-season statistics with the Utah Jazz:
Season Games Starts Minutes Points Rebounds Assists
2010-11 72 17 16.9 5.4 1.9 1.1
2011-12 66 58 30.5 11.9 3.5 3.1
2012-13 72 27 29.2 14.1 3.1 3.0
Los Angeles Clipper coach Doc Rivers recalls his time with Paul Pierce in Boston and Tracy McGrady in Orlando. Neither team was championship-caliber despite the presence of a genuine All-Star player.
"There’s no one man," Rivers said. "… You need a lot of guys to be a good team. But [Hayward] is one of those guys you can build a team around. He does everything well. He plays so hard."
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