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Gordon Hayward’s wife calls out Thunder GM Sam Presti over recent comments

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Photo: Dec 18, 2016; Memphis, TN, USA; Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) warms up before the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Robyn Hayward did not like what she heard this week from Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti.

Speaking during his end-of-season interview with reporters on Tuesday, Presti touched on the team’s trade deadline acquisition of Gordon Hayward. Presti admitted the move did not work out and said that “I missed on that.”

Robyn, Gordon’s wife, reacted negatively to those remarks from Presti in a series of Instagram comments.

“Why trade for someone and not play them?” Robyn wrote. “missed it by not integrating him.”

“before the trade Gordon told Sam [that] he didn’t think this trade made sense,” added Robyn in another comment. “so how can you miss when the player told you.”

Take a look at Robyn’s comments below.

Presti and the Thunder acquired the ex-All-Star Gordon at this year’s trade deadline in the hopes that he would be a strong veteran contributor off the bench for their otherwise young and inexperienced team. But Gordon ended up earning just 17.2 minutes per game in the regular season and a paltry 6.6 minutes a game during the playoffs as OKC prioritized second-unit minutes for Aaron Wiggins (25), Isaiah Joe (24), and Cason Wallace (20) instead.

The 34-year-old Gordon will now be a free agent this summer and is all but certain to leave Oklahoma City. Based on what he said during his own exit interview last week too, Gordon clearly agrees with how his wife is feeling.

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