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Ep. 90: Behind the scenes of Gordon Hayward’s last year – with skills trainer Jason Smeathers

Jason Smeathers, Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics

Gordon Hayward’s last year has not been easy. Next Tuesday, Oct. 17, is the one-year anniversary of his unlucky fall in Cleveland that resulted in a broken left tibia and dislocated ankle. Jason Smeathers is Hayward’s friend and skills trainer, and has been with him for most of the last year. In Boston. In Miami. In…

Pacers react to Gordon Hayward’s gruesome ankle injury

Tuesday was opening night in the NBA so all eyes were on TNT and two marquee matchups, first in the Eastern Conference and then out west, and the reigning champion Golden State Warriors. Less than six minutes in, though, Brownsburg native Gordon Hayward got caught up in the air and then landed hard on his…

Gordon Hayward hosts Jazz in San Diego Monday for his last free-agent pitch

The free-agent frenzy has slowed after the first day of when nearly $1 billion in contracts were handed out. Like other star players in previous years, the hold-up is an All-Star still pondering his next move. That player is Brownsburg native Gordon Hayward, who became an unrestricted free agent one year earlier than Paul George,…

Gordon Hayward sets schedule for free-agent meetings

Gordon Hayward has finalized his schedule for free-agent meetings. According to a source close to the situation, the Brownsburg, Indiana native will meet with the Heat in Miami on Saturday, the first day of free agency, and visit Boston on Sunday. He will then take a meeting with the Utah Jazz on Monday. The source…

Gordon Hayward on ‘Indy West,’ success with George Hill, and visiting Hinkle

The Utah Jazz are in town, which means the beloved Gordon Hayward is suiting up in his hometown. Since the Jazz are in the Western Conference, he plays here just once per season. Hayward, drafted ninth overall in 2010, is having the best season of his career — an All-Star season. He is averaging a career best 21.8 points, 5.5 rebounds,…

Butler’s flight diverted to Pittsburgh after losing cabin pressure, busing home Friday

The worst thing to happen to the Butler men’s basketball team (11-2) Thursday night wasn’t a loss at St. John’s, a .500 team, 76-73. It was their charter flight from New York to Indianapolis, which was diverted to Pittsburgh. They rented hotel rooms and spent the night, and are scheduled to bus home to Indy Friday afternoon. A…

Basketball Day in Indiana to showcase Indiana hoops for 13 hours on Dec. 10

FOX Sports Indiana is hosting “Basketball Day in Indiana” on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Central Indiana. The television home of the Indiana Pacers and Fever will broadcast for 13 continuous hours featuring five games, live shows originating from a set on Georgia Street, and several pre-produced features. This theme is a spin off “Hockey Day Minnesota,” a now annual event that got…

Gordon Hayward declines Olympic Team invite due to family obligations

  Gordon Hayward received an invitation from USA Basketball to be part of the Olympic Team this summer but the former Brownsburg and Butler standout decided it was in his best interest to decline it with his second kid due this summer. Hayward’s full statement via his representation, Priority Sports: “While I am incredibly honored to have been invited…