Rookie Watch: Hayward moving up
Originally Published: January 5, 2011By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe No. 9 pick in the draft, Utah's Gordon Hayward, is starting to look like the player we saw in college.As part of the rookie orientation program, the NBA should teach the baseball story of Wally Pipp and Lou Gehrig. You remember Pipp, the guy most famous for being replaced for one game by Gehrig, who then went on to set an incredible record of 2,130 consecutive games played. It's a great lesson: Every day is a chance to improve your career. No matter what has happened in the past, an opportunity to play is an opportunity to restart.
We're keeping tabs on every rookie in the NBA all season long. To check out David Thorpe's latest rankings and analysis, become an ESPN Insider today.
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE NBA HEADLINES
- Melo: Knicks bringing in Phil a 'power move'
- Down 25, Pacers rally to beat Pistons in OT
- Sixers' 20th straight loss ties franchise mark
- Wizards' 4th-quarter rally stuns Nets
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- adidas Men's Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward #20 Road Navy Replica Basketball Jersey