Gordon Hayward is a professional basketball player who plays for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. After playing college basketball, Hayward was drafted into the 2010 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. He played for the team until being signed with the Boston Celtics in 2017. In November 2020, Hayward signed a four-year, $120 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets.
On 17th December 2020, the Hornets announced that Hayward had sustained a fracture on his right hand and has been listed as day-to-day until his condition improves. Hayward missed the pre-season game in Orlando.
Gordon Hayward’s Net Worth is around $60 Million
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Hayward has a net worth of $60 Million, earning most from his career as a college and professional basketball player. Hayward started his career playing college basketball for Butler University, where he received the “Horizon League Player of the Year” in 2010. In 2010, Hayward was drafted ninth into the NBA by the Utah Jazz.
In 2017, Hayward signed a four-year, $128 Million deal with the Celtics but missed out after playing one game due to an injury. From 2017 to 2018, it is estimated that he earned $30 Million as salary and through endorsements, making him one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. In 2020, Hayward joined the Hornets for a four-year, $120 million deal.
Hayward also played national-level basketball for the United States, after being selected for the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in 2009. He was also selected as a member of the USA Basketball Select Team. Hayward was also named a finalist in the United States FIBA Basketball World Cup Team and in the United States Olympic Team but did not play any games.
Gordon Hayward Injures his Right Hand
Hayward has had many injuries in the past and this bad luck had followed him to the Hornets. After signing a deal with the team, Hayward suffered a fracture on his right hand during a Hornets’ game. The NBA released the official news,
“The Charlotte Hornets announced today that forward Gordon Hayward sustained an avulsion fracture of his fifth metacarpal on his right hand during the team’s preseason game against the Toronto Raptors on Dec. 14”.
The Hornets also said that he will return to the game based on his pain tolerance and comfort level.
Because of a variety of injuries, Hayward played only 52 out of 72 games for the Celtics. In 2019, he also had nerve issues after suffering a foot injury. After suffering foot and ankle injuries in his first game in the 2017 Season, Hayward missed most of his first season with the Celtics.
More On Gordon Hayward’s Life
Hayward has a twin sister, Heather Hayward who played tennis for Butler University. He is married to Robyn Hayward since 2015 and the couple has four children.
Hayward has taken pride in his Christianity, “I am playing for the glory of God. It makes life easier. It takes a lot of pressure off of you. My inspiration first and foremost always has to be God. I play every game for Him and after that my inspiration is my family”.