Gordon Hayward looks to change opinions in Utah

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Even at the Orlando summer league, in a gym full of young NBA hopefuls, Gordon Hayward looks a little out of place at first glance. There aren’t many baby-faced, thin-looking, former high school tennis stars drafted with the ninth overall pick. Then again, there aren’t many rookies who can shoot the way he can. The debate over Hayward’s potential has put perhaps more pressure on him than any rookie this year. The 20-year-old who led Butler to the NCAA championship game last season was booed by Utah fans after the Jazz selected him on draft night. He’s been called too weak and not physically fit yet for the pros, and the Bulldogs’ surprising run in the tournament has only created more attention. And not all of it has been positive.

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