Gordon Hayward likely to meet with Celtics on Sunday or Tuesday
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Jun 30, 2017,
Jun 30, 2017, 0:42
He's excellent off the dribble and highly efficient as a shooter/scorer hybrid (47.1% FG/39.8% 3FG/84.4% FT shooting split last season), who can get the shot he wants, and then finds even better options.
General manager Danny Ainge's son, Tanner, is now running for Congress in Utah and has continually expressed a desire for Hayward to re-sign with the Jazz.
Outside suitors can offer Hayward a maximum of four seasons, with the Jazz allowed to offer a five-year contract to their incumbent free agent.
Winning is a serious priority for Hayward, according to a league source.
Hayward averaged 21.9 points for the Jazz last season.
Along with his connection to head coach Brad Stevens (he was his coach at Butler) and the allure of playing for one of the NBA's marquee franchises, the Celtics are receiving some help recruiting Hayward from Paul George.
Gordon Hayward, left, and Paul George would look great in Boston Celtics green.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Deseret News' Jody Genessy tweeted out that he had been told that Hayward is indeed hoping that the Jazz will re-sign George Hill.
But with National Basketball Association free agency beginning on July 1, it's a good time to get caught up on all the soon-to-be free agents the Celtics recently have been linked to.