NBA Draft 2010: Comparisons Kill Gordon Hayward’s Future If He Becomes a Buck

June 21st, 2010 by Ryne Eberle Leave a reply »
During the NCAA Tournament, it took awhile for people to realize if Butler was for real and perhaps the question still exists.

Just as many people may have doubted the team, there is still a debate about the potential of their star forward Gordon Hayward.

One of the teams that has kept an interest in Hayward is the Milwaukee Bucks, who look to have another successful first round pick in 2010 after drafting Brandon Jennings last year.

However, there are a few comparisons surrounding Gordon that could fuel some criticism should the Bucks do choose him.

In the 2008 draft, the Bucks took Joe Alexander, a forward out of West Virginia.

One fear that fans have is that Hayward may just be a clone of Alexander, who ended up being traded to Chicago after a dismal outing in Milwaukee.

Both had successful tournament outings, which helped strengthen their draft stock, but nobody knows how that will carry over into the NBA.

Another former Buck that Hayward has been compared to is Yi Jianlian, who was a first-round pick in 2007.

After an injury ended his rookie year, Yi was sent to the New Jersey Nets. ...

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