Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward has been largely quiet this offseason, using what would be time off for many other NBA players to re-establish his confidence and comfort in a leg that he's now close to two years removed from shattering (due to landing awkwardly after a lob attempt). Speaking to reporters at length on Tuesday, Hayward covered plenty of topics with a crowd of enthusiastic kids and their equally enthralled parents in attendance for a home court makeover in a Burlington, Massachusetts suburb. To star point guard Kyrie Irving, who he gives his best wishes to after he defected to the division rival Brooklyn Nets. To the rookies, who he's seen at the Celtics facility over the summer, coming away impressed with their work ethic.
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