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Gordon Hayward Expects To Be Ready For Opener

Gordon Hayward Expects To Be Ready For Opener
Published On: Thu, Sep 13
Apr 10, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) and Denver Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic (23) battle for the ball in the third quarter at the Pepsi Center. The Jazz defeated the Nuggets 100-84. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Celtics forwardA Gordon HaywardA declared himself almost fully recovered in a meeting with the media today and said he believes hea€™ll be ready to play on opening night,A tweetsAdam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe. Hayward says he feels almost 100 percent, and explosion and cutting are the only remaining physical challenges, relays Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald (Twitter link).

Hayward was Bostona€™s prize free agent addition last summer, but he suffered a severe ankle injury on opening night.A 

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