ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward is hopeful to return to the lineup on Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Hayward has missed the last nine games with a shoulder injury.
After missing nine straight games, Charlotte Hornets F Gordon Hayward (left shoulder) is hopeful to return to the lineup vs. Atlanta on Friday, sources tell ESPN. He's expected to make a final decision after shootaround.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 15, 2022
The 32-year-old is averaging 16.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 11 games this season.