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Becuase Gordon Hayward was not named to an All-NBA team this season, Utah is unable to offer him the Designated Player Veteran Extension this summer. It's a tough break for the Jazz. Had Hayward made one of the three All-NBA teams, Utah would have been able to ink him to a deal worth approximately $207 million over five years. Now, once he opts out in July, they will only be able to offer a max contract at around $177 million over five years. Other teams, including the Celtics, can offer $132 million over four years. Utah still can obviously offer far more than competitors, but it's not as sizable a difference as it could have been. Most league insiders believe Hayward's decision will come down to re-signing with Utah or heading to Boston to reunite with his former college coach Brad Stevens.

Sports Illustrated

May 19 - 10:21 AM

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Chris Mannix of The Vertical believes Gordon Hayward is Boston's No. 1 target in free agency. Hayward has been non-committal about his future in Utah, but it's a lock that he's going to opt out of the final year of his deal and hit the open market. The 27-year-old wing is coming off a career year with averages of 22.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.1 treys on 46.8 percent shooting, so it will likely take a max contract offer to pry him away from Utah. To be clear, the Jazz are still the favorites to re-sign him.

NESN

May 18 - 10:08 AM

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Gordon Hayward said he hasn't thought about free agency too much, but made it clear that he's enjoyed his time in Utah. "It’s been so much fun for me here in Utah and kind of growing up here starting a family — growth from a basketball standpoint, growth from a man’s standpoint," he said. "I have nothing but love for everybody here in Utah." It's a lock that Hayward will opt out of his $16.7 million player option to test free agency, but he hasn't given any indication on what the future holds. Hayward said making the playoffs this season makes him want to "work even harder and go further," so hopefully the 27-year-old forward will take another step forward in 2017-18 after returning top-35 value in standard fantasy leagues.

Deseret News

May 15 - 12:30 PM

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Gordon Hayward's 25 points weren't enough in Monday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors as the Jazz were swept in the second round of the playoffs. Hayward finished 8-of-21 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line, adding five rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes. Hayward was a top-35 player in standard fantasy leagues in 2016-17, averaging 22.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.1 treys on 46.8 percent shooting. Hayward is 27 years old and is in the prime of his career, but his fantasy value in 2017-18 hinges on where he lands this summer -- he's fully expected to opt out of his $16.7 million player option in order to become a free agent. A return to Utah seems likely, though.

May 09 - 12:15 AM

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Hayward recorded 25 points (8-21 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 39 minutes during a 121-95 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

RotoWire

May 08 - 12:26 AM

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Hayward posted 29 points (7-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 13-14 FT), six assists and two rebounds across 42 minutes during a 102-91 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

RotoWire

May 06 - 11:44 PM

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Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 33 points during a 115-104 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 on Thursday, adding five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers. He was 11-of-21 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line in a tough loss. Hayward made tough shots all night, including several against tight Draymond Green defense. Since he was ill back on Apr. 23, Hayward has been going strong as a scorer with averages of 25.8 points, 6.6 boards, 3.8 assists, 1.4 steals ad 2.8 treys over his last five. He'll have to be even better in Game 3 on Saturday.

May 05 - 1:16 AM

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Hayward provided 33 points (11-21 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 8-9 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one steal over 40 minutes during Thursday's 115-104 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.

RotoWire

May 04 - 7:46 AM

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Gordon Hayward was held in check in Tuesday's Game 1 loss to the Warriors, scoring 12 points on 4-of-15 shooting. He hit a pair of free throws and 3-pointers, adding four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block. The Jazz were run out of Oracle Arena tonight and Hayward didn't get much help from George Hill or Joe Ingles -- Hill scored seven points with four boards, three assists and a triple and Ingles had five points, four assists, two boards and a triple. It was a 12-point loss, but it felt like so much more. The Jazz will look to bounce back in Game 2 on Thursday.

May 03 - 1:33 AM

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Gordon Hayward finished Utah's series-clinching win on Sunday with 26 points (9-of-20 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), eight rebounds, three assists and a pair of 3-pointers in 42 minutes of action. Hayward scored just three points in nine minutes during Game 4 in Utah, due to food poisoning, but in the other six games he averaged an impressive 27.2 points, 2.7 threes, 8.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 0.8 steals. He played an exhausting 41.0 minutes in those games, and should be just as busy in a tough matchup vs. Kevin Durant and the Warriors in the second round.

Apr 30 - 6:57 PM

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