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Hayward, Butler hitting on all cylinders

Originally Published: February 20, 2010
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gordon Hayward Sr. braced his son for a life of basketball hardship.

He told Gordon Jr. that he was destined to be short -- Dad is 5-foot-10, and so is Gordon's mom. Because of this presumed inevitability, Gordon Sr. continually pushed his son to develop a guard's skill set -- handle the ball well with both hands, hone the perimeter shooting stroke, be a deft passer.

Then Gordon Jr. grew 8 inches in high school, to 6-8, and has added another inch ...

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