Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart receive 2019 NBPA honors

Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart receive 2019 NBPA honors

Gordon Hayward has been named the National Basketball Players Association’s 2019 Comeback Player of the Year after returning from his traumatic season-ending injury in 2017-18. Hayward was still hot and cold throughout much of the 2018-19 season, but he managed to play in 72 games and averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, while playing 25.9 minutes a night.

Additionally, Marcus Smart was one of 30 players in the NBA to receive an NBPA Backbone Award, which goes to the “glue guys” across the league.



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