Hayward relishing increased role

Gordon Hayward knows he will draw more attention from defenses this season. Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images

As valuable as statistical analysis can be, it's important to remember that statistics aren't randomly generated by a computer. They're the product of humans playing on the court. To provide that context and understand the thinking behind the stats, ESPN Insider is sitting down with NBA players for "Data Dialogues" to discuss their games and their numbers.

Today, we hear from Utah Jazz wing Gordon Hayward about his increased role in the offense, and more.

1. Hayward is a reader of ESPN Insider contributor Ken Pomeroy.