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NBA Draft 2020: Atlanta Hawks eye Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward

Pete Lynch November 18, 2020
NBA Draft 2020: Atlanta Hawks eye Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward
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Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward remains in the limelight ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft. What time does the 2020 NBA Draft get under way and is Hayward heading for a move?

What time is the 2020 NBA Draft?

The draft gets under way at 8pm Eastern Time today, comprising two rounds held via video conference.

Initially scheduled to be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the draft will now take place in Bristol, Connecticut.

Several players will learn their fate ahead of the upcoming NBA season, and one such player is Gordon Hayward.

The Celtics star forward is reportedly gathering plenty of interest. Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes suggests a move to Atlanta Hawks is a strong possibility.

Hayward on social media

Hayward devotes his social media presence to his gaming career.

The forward has a huge following on streaming platform Twitch, while he enjoys an even bigger following on Instagram.

Hayward opted to have ‘Education Reform’ printed on the back of his shirt when NBA players were given the freedom to sport different social messages on their jerseys earlier this year.

Who is Gordon Hayward?

Born in Indianapolis in 1990, Hayward enjoyed success in tennis in his youth. However, he soon decided on a career in basketball with a scholarship from Butler University.

At the end of his second year, Butler lost to Duke University in the championship game at the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

But it was a successful individual tournament, with Hayward selected for the All-Team Tournament.

Hiring an agent, he decided to enter the 2010 NBA Draft and was selected as the ninth overall pick by Utah Jazz.

Hayward became an instant hit in Utah but brought an end to his seven-year stay when he moved to Boston Celtics in 2017.

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Freelance sports journalist from Derry/Londonderry with experience at Sky Sports News and the International University Sports Federation. Huge Liverpool and Northern Ireland fan.