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Lazar Hayward - SF, 6'6, 225
Signed in Latin America - Signed with Guaros de Lara in Venezuela
       Date of birth: 11/26/1986
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 30th pick, 2010
     Out of: Marquette
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

2010 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 30th overall by Washington.
2010 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Washington, along with the draft rights to Nemanja Bjelica (#35), to Minnesota in exchange for the draft rights to Trevor Booker (#23) and Hamady N'Diaye (#56).
12th July, 2010 NBA Signed four year, $5,411,774 rookie scale contract with Minnesota. Included team options for 2012/13 and 2013/14.
29th June, 2011 NBA Minnesota exercised 2012/13 team option.
13th December, 2011 NBA Traded by Minnesota to Oklahoma City in exchange for Robert Vaden, a protected 2012 second round pick (#58, Robbie Hummel) and a protected 2013 second round pick (#59, Bojan Dubljevic).
2nd March, 2012 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
4th March, 2012 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
17th March, 2012 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
18th March, 2012 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
27th October, 2012 NBA Traded by Oklahoma City, along with Cole Aldrich, James Harden and Daequan Cook, to Houston in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two protected 2013 first round picks (#12, 2013, Steven Adams; #21, 2014, Mitch McGary) and a 2013 second round pick (#32, Alex Abrines).
29th October, 2012 NBA Waived by Houston. 2013/14 team option concurrently declined.
28th December, 2012 D-League Acquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
31st December, 2012 NBA Signed an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Minnesota.
6th January, 2013 NBA Waived by Minnesota.
8th January, 2013 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Minnesota.
25th January, 2013 D-League Re-acquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
28th March, 2013 D-League Waived by Los Angeles D-Fenders due to injury.
1st October, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
13th October, 2013 NBA Waived by New Orleans.
29th January, 2016 D-League Acquired by Erie BayHawks.
29th January, 2016 D-League Traded by Erie BayHawks, along with a 2016 fifth round pick, to Los Angeles D-Fenders in exchange for two 2016 second round picks.
24th August, 2016 D-League Drafted 25th overall in the 2016 D-League Expansion Draft by Long Island Nets.
1st November, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Long Island Nets.
8th February, 2017 D-League Waived by Long Island Nets.
11th February, 2017 Venezuela Signed a one season contract with Guaros de Lara.
When: Where:
2006 - 2010 Marquette (NCAA)
June 2010 - December 2011 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
December 2011 - October 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
October 2012 Houston Rockets (NBA)
December 2012 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
December 2012 - January 2013 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
January 2013 - March 2013 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
October 2013 New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
January 2016 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
January 2016 - June 2016 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
November 2016 - February 2017 Long Island Nets (D-League)
February 2017 - present Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
From blog:

   2010 Summer League Rosters: Minnesota Timberwolves

Lazar Hayward

Lazar Hayward is a small forward backup, drafted by a team that absolutely did not need a small forward backup. Question; when you've just gone 15-67, should you really be in the market for role players? Should you not be drafting players with a shot to be something awesome, even when picking at the end of the first round? Because Hayward absolutely does not have that. Try to find some potential building blocks, THEN figure out the rest. That is not to say that anyone picked in this second round will obviously be a star, but Lazar Hayward's upside is that of Adrian Griffin or Maurice Evans or something like that. Now not, eh?

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   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1

Pick 30: Before the draft, Timberwolves GM David Kahn stated "I don't think I can really screw this one up." Ever the contrarian, he then makes his second bad move of the night by using the pick obtained from Washington to draft Lazar Hayward, a 6'6 small forward from Marquette who has spent the last years playing centre, even though he's shorter than 6'6. (Damn you, Buzz Williams.) Hayward is not a bad player, but he will be only the third best rookie in 2010 named Hayward, behind Gordon and Jason Alias. He could be the next Adrian Griffin, but he is not a first round talent.

More importantly, he's not the right player for the Timberwolves. You've just drafted Wesley Johnson, you've just traded for Martell Webster, and you've already got Corey Brewer. Do you really need another small forward? Brewer is the best half-court creator and playmaker of those four, and that's not an endorsement of Corey Brewer. Last year was the point guard draft; this year is the small forward draft. We can only hope that next year, Kahn finally realises the huge shooting guard hole. Either that, or he's as big of a Wayne Ellington fan as I am. (Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, I maintain that he is the next Voshon Lenard. And I base that on absolutely nothing.)

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   Looking for an unsigned forward? These guys are available

Lazar Hayward - Hayward's career to date has been split between the NBA and the D-League, very much on the fringes. He appears to be trying to transform his game into that of a shooter with some rebounding and defensive help, a decent idea that he has yet to fully develop. Incidentally, in completely unrelated news, the Oxford English Dictionary defines a "lazar" as 'a poor and diseased person, especially one afflicted by an unpleasant disease such as leprosy.' Potential baby names must always be Googled first.

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Signed in Latin America


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