Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward says there's one positive thing which has come out of the NBA hiatus.

Hayward, who has an extensive injury history now, says players getting to rest their bodies could be very beneficial if the season starts up again in the summer:

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“Yeah, I think that’s one positive from this whole thing is that everyone’s been able to recover,” Gordon Hayward told Mass Live.

“I mean, we haven’t been able to do much so hopefully everyone will be healthy whenever and if ever we get back this year. The only issue is we haven’t been able to do treatment. So it’s really just time that’s been healing everything, which is like I said a good thing. But sometimes you need a bit of treatment too. But certainly I think this has been good for everybody’s body.”

Hayward and the Celtics were in third place in the Eastern Conference standings before the season was suspended.

Boston had an impressive record of 43-21 behind the play of Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Hayward.

Before the NBA suspended the season, Hayward was averaging 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Celtics. The former All-Star was shooting 50.2 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Hayward, who began his career with the Utah Jazz, has career averages of 15.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists.

NBA execs would be shocked if Hayward doesn’t pick up his $34,187,085 player option with the Celtics for next season. Gordon signed a lucrative four-year, $127.8 million contract with the Celtics in the summer of 2017.

Since signing that deal, Hayward has appeared in just 118 regular-season games for Boston.