After A Day Of Uncertainty, Gordon Hayward Signs With The Boston Celtics
In an article in the Players’ Tribune, Gordon Hayward announces that he is moving on from the Utah Jazz to the Boston Celtics. The decision, which Gordon called “the toughest decision that I’ve ever had to make in my life,” said was made with one goal in mind – to win a championship. Hayward, who was a free agent, agreed to a four-year, $128M deal with the Celtics, finally giving Boston another star that they’ve been coveting with all of their available cap space. Going back to the Jazz was a legitimate possibility as well as taking his talents to the Miami Heat. During the 2017-2017 NBA season, Hayward averaged 21.9 points per game with 5.4 rebounds per contest while shooting .471 from the field and .398 from downtown. The 6’8″ small forward was drafted by the Jazz with the #9 pick back in 2010 and spent the last seven years in Utah.
During the 4th of July, there were various reports that had Hayward going to different teams, but he finally announced that he was going to the Celtics. “This weekend has probably been the longest weekend of my life,” Hayward said. “And today … well, today has definitely been one of the craziest days of my life. But I wanted to make sure that I got this right.”