Maybe Cris Carter should actually watch Gordon Hayward play basketball before talking about him on national TV.
On FS1’s “First Things First” Tuesday, Carter and his co-host, Nick Wright, spent some time talking about Hayward’s importance to the Celtics. It’s a worthwhile topic, since Hayward missed all of last season after injuring his ankle on Opening Night.
But it’s apparent Carter’s only knowledge of Hayward comes from the quick glance the NFL Hall of Famer probably gave Hayward’s basketball-reference page before the show. Within two minutes, Carter called Hayward a “system player,” “role-player,” “marginal All-Star,” “different version of Al Horford,” and said he must improve his three-point shot. Carter also incorrectly said Hayward’s career-high for points per game is 16 (he’s averaged more than 16 points per contest three times).
While Wright has spouted some ridiculous Celtics takes of his own –– Boston should be “terrified” of Kyrie Irving getting jealous of Jayson Tatum –– Carter’s circuitous stream of consciousness about Hayward is in an entirely different class.
“I believe (Hayward is) a system player. Late in games, he’s an All-Star, but he’s a marginal All-Star player,” Carter said. “He can get you buckets, calls at the end of the game. You need wing guys and forwards who can defend. I believe he’s going to be just a different version of Al Horford –– what he did for them last year. He’s got the ability to improve his three-point shot, because that’s going to open up the court, and really help the Celtics.”
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) July 25, 2018
Carter probably wishes he had a fall guy to blame for that atrocious take. Goodness.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog