Muscle and Brains: 15 Smartest NBA Players

2. Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward is considered to be muscles with brain in the entire NBA community. He is known to be an extremely perceptive player. His genius extends outside basketball court. Hayward went to Butler University where he did a degree in engineering. Tennis is another game Hayward is good at. He and his twin sister Heather appeared in the mixed doubles event in Indiana State Open in 2005.


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He was the ninth pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Since then he has been unstoppable. He managed 20.1 points per game in the past season, alongside 4.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game. He currently plays for Utah Jazz as a shooting guard in the NBA.


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