Gordon Hayward is back to playing full-court, full-contact 5-on-5 basketball.

“I’m just excited to be out there,” Hayward told reporters Thursday. “It’s so much fun to be able to play again and play with my teammates."

Hayward said he's 100 percent and expects to play in Boston's season opener on Oct. 16th against the 76ers.

Hayward has played 5-on-5, full-court for two weeks.

“The past two weeks and the next probably month or so will be good to get back into the game and feel the rhythm, the timing and things like that," Hayward said.