Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward is working his way back into All-Star form after suffering a devastating injury in the first game of last season against the Cleveland Cavaliers. An awkward landing resulted in a fractured left ankle and a lost season.

Hayward has been rehabbing diligently, and NBA skills trainer Jason Smeathers showed off the recent fruits of all that hard work.

This is definitely great news for Celtics fans as the upcoming season approaches. When healthy, Hayward is one of the best two-way wings in the game. He posted All-Star numbers the season prior as a member of the Utah Jazz, with averages of 21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and a steal.

A young Celtics team missing Hayward and Kyrie Irving made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals before losing to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. With Irving eying his own return and Hayward giving us glimpses of his previous All-Star form, it is safe to say that a healthy and complete Celtics squad will make a lot of noise in the upcoming season. With LeBron now out of the conference and a stacked roster looking ready to rock, Boston is the favorite to reach it to the NBA Finals this time around.