Gordon Hayward closing in on full strength, 5-on-5 drills coming in August

More great news on Gordon Hayward's comeback, so here is the latest on the HayWatch.

Gordon is still not all the way back from his devastating ankle injury last October, but he is getting close. He is moving, sprinting and shooting. He plans to be doing 5-on-5 drills in August (per GordonHayward20.life's Connor Yahn):

No. 20 still has more work to do in his rehab process, but his workouts have intensified over the last few weeks, as the start of training camp draws closer. Recently, Gordon has been able to complete linear sprints and come to a full stop without any pain, another great step in his recovery.

G-Time plans to be at full speed, playing 5-on-5 drills in August, the last step before getting on the court for real with his teammates in September. Most importantly, he is finally starting to feel like himself again, playing basketball pain-free.

It has been a long and painful road back to a healthy, injury-free body for Hayward, but the end is finally in sight. Some 5-on-5 drills in August - training camp in September - and the start of the regular season in October. The summer is flying.

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