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Gordon Hayward rumor tracker: The latest news on Hayward’s future

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Gordon Hayward rumor tracker: The latest news on Hayward’s future

Gordon Hayward is opting out of his contract with the Celtics. After reportedly declining his $34.2 million player option for next season, Gordon Hayward will develop into a free agent when NBA free company begins Friday at 6 p.m.

With Hayward turning into an unrestricted free agent, there are three issues he may probably do.

  1. Hayward may nonetheless re-sign with the Celtics.
  2. If he decides to depart Boston, he may comply with a sign-and-trade wherein the Celtics would get one thing in return.
  3. He may signal with a brand new workforce outright, leaving the Celtics empty-handed.

Listed here are the newest rumors on Hayward’s future as free company approaches.

Nov. 20, 12 p.m.:

With six hours till the beginning of free company, the Pacers are looking for methods to accumulate Gordon Hayward. The Pacers are roughly $15 million above the $109.1 million wage cap, to allow them to’t signal him outright and would have the purchase him by way of a sign-and-trade. Indiana is exploring “sign-and-trade pathways to attempt purchase Gordon Hayward from Boston,” based on Marc Stein of the New York Instances.

Stein additionally added that the Knicks are nonetheless thinking about Hayward. They’d not need to get Hayward by way of a sign-and-trade as they’ve cap house.

Hayward might find yourself staying in Boston. His determination to decide out of his contract was seen as a formality and it’s nonetheless potential that he returns to the Celtics on a restricted deal, Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald reported. A league supply informed Murphy that “Gordon doesn’t even know” what he’ll do.

Moments previous to his determination to reportedly decide out, the Knicks emerged as a possible touchdown spot. The Knicks have “been aggressive” in attempting to signal Hayward, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Stein additionally reported that if Hayward does decide out, “it’s the strongest sign but he has a touchdown spot on a multiyear deal.” Along with the Knicks, the Pacers are additionally thinking about buying Hayward by way of a sign-and-trade, based on Stein.

Moments previous to his determination to reportedly decide out, the Knicks emerged as a possible touchdown spot. The Knicks have “been aggressive” in attempting to signal Hayward, based on Marc Stein of the New York Instances.

Stein additionally reported that if Hayward does decide out, “it’s the strongest sign but he has a touchdown spot on a multiyear deal.” Along with the Knicks, the Pacers are additionally thinking about buying Hayward by way of a sign-and-trade, based on Stein.

The Pacers are the favorites to land Hayward, league sources told Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney earlier this week. If Hayward desires to play in Indiana, the place he grew up, the Pacers must purchase him by way of a sign-and-trade as a result of they lack the probably cap house required to signal him.

If Hayward finally ends up with the Pacers in a sign-and-trade, the deal may contain a 3rd workforce. The Pacers have positioned middle Myles Turner and taking pictures guard Victor Oladipo on the commerce market and each may find yourself in Boston in a possible Hayward sign-and-trade, based on Deveney.

 

Hassan Zia is an accomplished News writer & working journalist in the industry for over 5 years. At Pakistan print media he established his skills in writing and publishing multiple news stories of daily reporting beats ranging from crime, drama, business, entertainment. An activist at heart Zia believes in sensitizing audiences on issues of social justice and equality. Using powerful technique of storytelling on humanistic themes: women, children, labor, peace & diversity etc. his work underpins the causes he’s concerned about. Besides being known for his activism and community work Zia is also associated with renowned universities as a visiting faculty member for over 3 years now. His academic background is a Masters in Mass in Communication.