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The Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward opened up on what gives him confidence this offseason:

“Reps is what gives you confidence, so being able to do things over and over and over and not worry about how my ankle’s feeling, or having to be cautious with it, has been really good, especially for my confidence.

I think last year was a lot of hoping and not really knowing what was going to happen just because I didn’t have the reps … going into a summer training as hard as I want to, it’s a lot better for my confidence this year and expectations-wise as well,” Hayward said.

This past season, the 29-year-old averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.