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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz announced Monday afternoon that star forward Gordon Hayward will not play against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Hayward is considered day to day. According to a release from the team, "In consultation with the Jazz medical staff, it has been determined that the best course of action is for Hayward to undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation."
Hayward scored 27 points against the Sacramento Kings Sunday night. Having him not play tonight means Hayward will have three days off to rest up before playing Phoenix Thursday. If he misses that game, Hayward could have five days to recover before the Jazz begin its five-game road trip.
As ESPN's Marc Stein pointed out, Gordon Hayward is the Jazz's first player to score over 20 points per game since Deron Williams in 2010-11.