Forward Gordon Hayward will join the Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward has decided to sign with the Boston Celtics and reunite with coach Brad Stevens.
Hayward told Utah officials that he is done with the Jazz after seven seasons and now he has decided to pick Boston, the announcement will be published on The Players' Tribune site in the Tuesday evening.
Hayward played college ball under Stevens at Butler. He leaves a loaded Western Conference to join a Boston team. Boston was the No. 1 seed in last season's Eastern Conference playoffs. The Miami Heat also badly wanted to chase Hayward.
Finally, he was an All-Star for the first time of last season, the bests of his averaging career is 21.9 points and 5.4 rebounds. Hayward also shot 47%, which is huge prograss for the previous four seasons.
“This was a life-changing decision for me and my family, and something we took really seriously,” Hayward wrote. “And from the very start of this process, one thing stood out as important: I knew that I wanted the fans and the organizations to hear my decision directly from me."
“After seven years in Utah, I have decided to join the Boston Celtics.”- From Hayward.
it is strange that, Hayward picked the Celtics was widely reported in the early afternoon, after that a decision immediately shot down by his agent Mark Bartelstein, who told The Associated Press and many other outlets that Hayward was still going over his options.
Several hours after the report, it was done, the result was Boston.
According to the Hayward's writing,“This has been the toughest decision that I've ever had to make in my life...This weekend has probably been the longest weekend of my life. 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.”
He then becomes the third prominent free agent in three years based on announcement of his plans on July 4 while LaMarcus Aldridge left Portland for San Antonio on that date in 2015, and Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State on the holiday in 2016.