Hayward will make a boat lot of money and he can enjoy his career in the petty East.
According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Gordon Hayward agreed to a four-year, $128 million deal with the Boston Celtics.
Free agent Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four-year, $128M deal with the Boston Celtics, league source tells The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 4, 2017
A couple of hours ago, everybody must’ve thought Hayward was heading to Boston because of his trainer ironically following the entire Celtics staff.
If you guys are trying to read the tea leaves and start pre-writing your posts, here's who Hayward's trainer followed recently on IG: pic.twitter.com/gw0xvMGiuT
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) July 4, 2017
Hayward averaged 21.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.
Hayward is only 27 and still has two to four years left in his prime. Hayward not is a fantastic scorer, but he’s a great body and role model in the locker room. Hayward never complains about not getting enough touches, never questions the gameplan, and just plays his game. Every night.
He will compliment head coach Brad Stevens playing style with his uptempo game and on/off ball ability. Hayward can pick and pop, shoot from anywhere on the court. Significantly, Hayward can do a ton of 1&3 pick n rolls with Isaiah Thomas. The defense would have to pick their poison. It will not be easy to guard.
Not only is Hayward an offensive player, he is working on becoming a two-dimensional monster. Last year was a phenomenal defensive year for Hayward. His ability to guard 1-4 positions on the court is a plus in Stevens handbook; he can be apart of the small ball defense.
This addition would put the Celtics as the top competition in the East, which is currently locked up by Cleveland.
The question is will they start both Hayward and Jae Crowder and play small ball? You never know.