MAITLAND, Fla. -- They're summer league stats. You have to take that into account.
And then when you take that into account, you have to go through the second realization that they are .... Summer ... League ... Stats.
But come on. Sixty-two percent from the field and 93 percent from the line. That's gotta count for something. Or does it?
Let the Gordon Hayward discussion continue.
Friday wrapped up the first full week for the Jazz's lottery pick as the Butler product spent most of the second half watching an 85-56 destruction of the Philadelphia 76ers after he registered 14 points and four rebounds in 17 minutes that included a perfect 7-of-7 effort from the line.
And while the Jazz lottery pick was wrapping up a nice week, there was Philadelphia's Evan Turner on the court, playing out the string in an otherwise forgetful week. As soon as Hayward left the floor, Turner -- the No. 2 overall pick -- gets his pocket picked by Utah free agent Paul Harris, who goes the other way uncontested.
Interesting moment, but still ... summer league stats.
"I know I have I lot of work to do and that this summer league was just phase one," said Hayward, who finished the week with a 10.8 scoring average. "It was great to finally get out on the court and play the game."
That may have been the most significant non-Boozer development for the Jazz this week -- to simply get a draft pick many fans second-guessed finally on the floor and in the system.
"He handled himself very well," said Utah assistant coach Scott Layden, who took care of the head coaching duties Friday and registered his first win of the week. "He showed a willingness to learn the system and work to get better.
"I liked how unselfish Gordon was and that he can make plays," Layden added. "Hayward showed some flashes of going to the basket this week, but the shots came from outside.
"I do need to be more aggressive and assert myself," Hayward said. "But at the same time, I can't force things..I have to let the ball come to me. It was also good to get a feel for the system and how the coaches want things to be done
With Boozer's departure, there will be more minutes available for the Jazz next season. Granted, Hayward at a lean 6-foot-9 will probably not challenge the incoming Paul Milsap at the power forward, but Utah could use base its scoring around another solid shooter at small forward .
Utah finished the summer league in Orlando 3-2. Many of the free agents skipped Friday to head to the Las Vegas summer league.
* NOTES: Utah held out a bruised Kosta Koufos Friday as a precaution. Koufos finished the week averaging 12.5 points and 7.3 rebounds ... Utah's day belonged to Jeremy Evans, the second-round pick and free agent Jermareo Davidson. Evans' long reach fared him well against this matchup and he scored points on 6-7 shooting. ... Davidson led the Jazz. ... Philadelphia dressed just eight players and trailed by as many as 35.