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President Danny Ainge said he thinks Gordon Hayward can play some shooting guard. Hayward was a shooting guard back in the 2013-14 season, but he's only started at shooting guard just twice in the last three regular seasons combined. Part of that is Hayward's muscle watch to bulk him up and take away some of his perimeter defense. Hayward's defensive metrics are fairly kind to him, but that may change now that he doesn't have Rudy Gobert behind him. While Hayward should be busy in Beantown, his fantasy value does take a hit as second banana to Isaiah Thomas.

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President Danny Ainge said he thinks Gordon Hayward can play some shooting guard. Hayward was a shooting guard back in the 2013-14 season, but he's only started at shooting guard just twice in the last three regular seasons combined. Part of that is Hayward's muscle watch to bulk him up did take away some of his perimeter defense. Hayward's defensive metrics are fairly kind to him, but that may change now that he doesn't have Rudy Gobert behind him. While Hayward should be busy in Beantown, his fantasy value does take a hit as second banana to Isaiah Thomas.

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The Jazz are reportedly "willing to engage" with the Celtics involving a sign-and-trade for Gordon Hayward, assuming Hayward would agree to such a deal. Boston has discussed deals involving Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and/or Marcus Smart, according to recent reports, because they need to shed salaries to clear room for Hayward's max contract. It's unclear whether this sign-and-trade scenario has any momentum, especially since Boston should have numerous suitors for their talented young wing players.

Salt Lake Tribune

Jul 05 - 8:16 PM

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Gordon Hayward announced that he will be joining the Celtics. Hayward wrote a long piece in the Players' Tribune about his love for Utah, but part of the reason he chose the Celtics is because he had "unfinished business" with coach Brad Stevens -- he wants to win a championship together after their heart-breaking loss to Duke in the NCAA finals during their time at Butler. Hayward will be joining Boston on a four-year, $128 million maximum contract, so the Celtics might be looking to move Jae Crowder since they have two promising young forwards in Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. As a first-time All-Star, Hayward averaged 21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 treys in 2016-17, and he should still be an early-round option for fantasy owners next season.

The Players' Tribune

Jul 04 - 7:56 PM

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Gordon Hayward may not make his free agent decision until Wednesday. "Gordon and his wife are still in the process of making a decision," said Hayward's agent Mark Bartelstein. "This is the toughest decision of Gordon's life." News hit on Tuesday afternoon that Hayward had decided to join the Celtics, but that reporting was quickly refuted by Adrian Wojnarowski and David Aldridge, and Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune has stated that neither Boston nor Utah has heard official word from Hayward. Jones also reports that Hayward has changed his mind four times in the past four days and that he was so irked when the initial report of him going to Boston was leaked, that it has caused him to "re-evaluate everything."

Salt Lake Tribune

Jul 04 - 6:19 PM

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Updating a previous report, Gordon Hayward has not yet made an official decision as to where he will sign as a free agent, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein. And we officially have our first free agency fiasco of 2017. Chris Haynes of ESPN reported that Hayward had decided to sign with the Celtics, but then David Aldridge of TNT refuted that report, as did Adrian Wojnarowski‏ (also of ESPN) and Woj included a quote from Hayward's agent: "Gordon hasn't made a decision yet. We are still working through it." Until we see that Players' Tribune piece, nothing is official. Stay tuned.

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Hayward agreed to join the Celtics on Tuesday, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.

RotoWire

Jul 04 - 2:38 PM

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Gordon Hayward reportedly plans to sign with the Celtics. This is the second summer in a row that Danny Ainge will be snagging an All-Star during free agency, and Hayward will now be reunited with his former college coach. The contract is reportedly a four-year deal for the max, and Hayward figures to be a primary creator in the Boston attack, so he shouldn't have much trouble flirting with early-round value in his new location. On Utah's side, they now have a huge hole to fill, and if they aren't able to bring in another free agent, Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles would figure to benefit most.

Chris Haynes on Twitter

Jul 04 - 2:20 PM

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ESPN's Chris Hayes is reporting that the Celtics feel "really, really good" about their chances of signing Gordon Hayward. "I will say this: I'm hearing Boston is feeling really, really good about their chances of getting him," Haynes said on SportsCenter. After meeting with the Jazz for 3.5 hours on Monday in San Diego, Hayward is expected to announce his decision on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Until then, the Heat, Celtics, and Jazz franchises (and their fans) will have to nervously await Hayward's announcement.

ESPN.com

Jul 04 - 11:54 AM

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ESPN's Chris Haynes is reporting that the Celtics feel "really, really good" about their chances of signing Gordon Hayward. "I will say this: I'm hearing Boston is feeling really, really good about their chances of getting him," Haynes said on SportsCenter. After meeting with the Jazz for 3.5 hours on Monday in San Diego, Hayward is expected to announce his decision on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Until then, the Heat, Celtics, and Jazz franchises (and their fans) will have to nervously await Hayward's announcement.

ESPN.com

Jul 04 - 11:54 AM

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