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Key Stats: 16.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5 assists, 40.8 percent shooting and 30.6 percent three-point shooting
This season has been one of discovery for the Utah Jazz, and one thing we may have learned already is that Gordon Hayward isn't a No. 1 scoring option.
Don't get me wrong, Hayward can score, but he is better served doing so as a complimentary source of points.
Against opposing team's top wings and with few other elite scorers to alleviate pressure, Hayward's shooting has suffered immensely. He's posting career lows in both field-goal and three-point percentage.
Like Burke, Hayward would be better served creating for others a bit more often. The Jazz are 3-1 when he gets to double figures in assists, and one of those wins came against the defending champion Miami Heat.
Scoring for Hayward should be as a function of the offense, rather than trying to force the issue. Last season, he excelled playing off great post players like Jefferson and Millsap. This season, he's struggled to consistently beat people off the dribble and often settles for long two-point shots.
But Hayward's shooting woes shouldn't cause too much concern because the key to his game in the future lies in the other things he does.
The guy is a good old-fashioned stat-stuffer. Kevin Durant is the only other player in the NBA who averages as many points, rebounds, assists and blocks as Hayward.
And his shooting percentages should go up if Utah lands a top scorer this offseason (most likely through the draft).
Andy Bailey covers the NBA for Bleacher Report.