Gordon Hayward RUMORS & NEWS

  • Gordon Hayward spotted without walking boot

    Sporting News " Gordon Hayward was allowed to remove his walking boot on Wednesday, two months after suffering a gruesome ankle injury in the first quarter of the Celtics' season-opener against the Cavaliers on Oct. 17. " December 13

  • Stevens appreciates Hayward’s optimism but doesn’t expect him back this season

    Boston Globe "It has long been believed that the ankle injury suffered by Celtics forward Gordon Hayward in the Oct. 17 season opener would sideline him for the entire season. In an interview with the Globe on Friday, Hayward did not veer from that timeline, but he did express some hope that he might be able to..." December 12

  • Hayward not ruling out possible return this season

    Boston Globe "It’s nearing 10 p.m. on Friday at The Local, and the crowd at this quaint Wellesley restaurant has thinned as families head into the chilly night with to-go boxes. The bar is busy but not packed, and patrons are paying little mind to the Celtics game against the Spurs that is glowing on..." December 10

  • Gordon Hayward Roughly Two Weeks From Being Out of Walking Boot, Ainge Says

    SI "Gordon Hayward is roughly two weeks away from being out of his walking boot completely, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher and Rich" on Thursday. "He’s progressing along,” Ainge said. “He can take the boot off for short periods of time, but yeah, he’s..." December 07

  • Clock ticking on Celtics' Disabled Player Exception

    NBC Sports Boston "When you are rolling along the way the Celtics are, it’s hard to imagine a ton of thought is being put into shaking up the roster. But when it comes to change, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has proven himself to be open to it regardless of how the team is performing at that..." December 06

  • Rudy Gobert: Gordon Hayward didn’t text me back before signing with the Celtics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rudy Gobert said he disliked how Gordon Hayward left the Jazz for the Celtics. Now, the Utah center is expanding on precisely what bothered him. Gobert, via Zach Lowe of ESPN: “I could feel it,” Gobert says. “I was texting him a few days before [Hayward’s July 4th decision], and he wasn’t..." November 28

  • Celtics’ Gordon Hayward Is Shooting From Chair Just Weeks After Surgery

    NESN "Gordon Hayward probably won’t take the court for the Boston Celtics again this season, but he’s going to make sure his jump shot remains pure. The Celtics star forward suffered a gruesome ankle, lower leg injury on opening night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hayward, however, already is..." November 06

  • Gordon Hayward Sets Record Straight On Possible Return This Season

    NESN "Gordon Hayward will have to wait until the 2018-19 season for his next opportunity to suit up for the Boston Celtics. Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle, lower-leg injury in the Celtics’ season-opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 17. The star forward since has undergone successful..." November 01

  • Hayward to rejoin Celtics in video role during rehab

    247 Sports "After suffering a gruesome leg injury that will likely keep him out for the rest of the season, Gordon Hayward is facing a long and perhaps daunting road to recovery. But to make sure he still feels included during his rehabilitation process, Celtics coach Brad Stevens will reportedly have Hayward..." October 28

  • Danny Ainge on Gordon Hayward: 'Still too early to tell'

    Boston Herald "There is room to wonder how big a factor Gordon Hayward could be if he somehow does manage to find his way back onto the court this season from his fractured tibia and dislocated ankle. But there is at least a ray of Green light in the fact no one is categorically ruling out a possible..." October 20

  • Agent: 'Unlikely' Gordon Hayward returns this season

    WEEI Boston "Mark Bartelstein, the agent for Gordon Hayward, has told ESPN that he believes it’s unlikely that the 27-year-old Hayward will return to the Celtics this season. "We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form," Bartelstein said of Hayward, who played just five minutes..." October 19

  • Gordon Hayward injury clears Cavs’ path in East according to Vegas

    Covers.com "The high expectations for the Boston Celtics’ season are lower now in the eyes of Las Vegas oddsmakers, and, conversely, the path to the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year got a lot easier for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics were among the favorites to win the NBA title at +1000 and..." October 19

  • Did Jae Crowder Commit Dirty Play On Gordon Hayward’s Gruesome Injury?

    NESN "Gordon Hayward dislocated his ankle and fractured his tibia in the first quarter Tuesday night as the Boston Celtics dropped their season opener to the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-99. It was a gruesome injury that Hayward suffered while landing awkwardly on a play in which he went up for the ball..." October 18

  • Gordon Hayward fractures ankle minutes into Celtics debut

    ESPN "Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was stretchered off the floor in Cleveland after suffering a horrific-looking ankle injury little more than five minutes into his Boston debut Tuesday night. The team later announced that Hayward fractured his ankle. Hayward's left leg bent awkwardly after he..." October 18

  • Gordon Hayward says Isaiah Thomas “ultimately helped win me over”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gordon Hayward is now a member of the Boston Celtics, and we are all excited to see how the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference last season checks out with a newly revamped roster. Of course, Boston has been the subject of much media attention after signing Hayward and trading Isaiah Thomas..." September 22

  • Gordon Hayward: Going from Western Conference to Eastern Conference ‘probably the smarter thing’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The top three and 10 of the top 16 teams in our power rankings are in the Western Conference. Four All-Stars changed conferences this offseason. Jimmy Butler, Paul George and Paul Millsap all went East to West. (Carmelo Anthony could follow.) Gordon Hayward – who left the Jazz for the..." July 29

  • Rudy Gobert not mad at Gordon Hayward, but wishes Jazz exit had been better

    ESPN "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert says he isn't angry at Gordon Hayward for choosing to leave for the Boston Celtics, but expressed disappointment with the manner in which the All-Star small forward's free-agency decision occurred. "You cannot be mad at somebody for wanting to play for another..." July 12

  • Celtics Playing In East Was Key Part Of Pitch To Gordon Hayward

    Real GM Basketball "A big part of the Boston Celtics pitch to Gordon Hayward was the fact that the Eastern Conference represents an easier path to The Finals, according to sources. The Miami Heat also pitched this issue but to a lesser extent. While the Utah Jazz would surely be a contender for the Eastern..." July 11

  • Gordon Hayward could reportedly take slight pay cut to help Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "Gordon Hayward has agreed to sign with the Boston Celtics, but the exact terms of his deal have not yet been hammered out. While it was initially assumed that Hayward will sign a max deal worth $128 million over four seasons, there has been some talk of him taking slightly less. As it stands,..." July 07

  • Agent tells Gordon Hayward's side of the story from a wild day

    The Deseret News "In the week leading up to making important visits with the three NBA franchises he was interested in possibly playing for, Gordon Hayward spent time writing down things on his mind about his impending life-changing decision. Hayward, working with a ghostwriter, crafted three different versions..." July 06

  • Source: Jazz open to sign-and-trade with Celtics, but Gordon Hayward must force issue first

    Salt Lake Tribune "Stayward fell short. So how about a sign-and-tradeward? The Utah Jazz are interested in making a deal with the Boston Celtics, helping Gordon Hayward's new team clear enough cap space to give the All-Star free agent a new max contract, league sources told the Tribune on Wednesday evening,..." July 05

  • Isaiah Thomas: Gordon Hayward is piece Celtics need to reach Finals

    USA Today "Gordon Hayward’s decision to sign with the Boston Celtics and part ways with the Utah Jazz has rocked the NBA world, and gives the C’s another piece to their championship puzzle. Boston floor general Isaiah Thomas, who was seen dancing just before the news of Hayward’s arrival broke on Tuesday,..." July 05

  • Gordon Hayward’s wife forced to turn off comments on Instagram

    Sportress of Blogitude "Gordon Hayward made his free agency decision on the 4th of July, announcing in a piece on The Players’ Tribune that he would be joining the Boston Celtics. Utah Jazz fans are understandably disappointed and perhaps even a little upset over their star player deciding to go elsewhere. But..." July 05

  • Report: NBA free agents ‘annoyed’ by Gordon Hayward saga

    Sportsnaut "NBA free agency features a very predictable domino effect. Many of the players looking for new deals have to wait for the top guys to sign before they’ll get a chance. This is exactly what’s happening right now. After news broke that Gordon Hayward would be signing with the Celtics, Celtics nation..." July 05

  • Rudy Gobert sings 'Loyal' to diss Gordon Hayward's move from Jazz to Celtics

    Sporting News "Gordon Hayward is the farthest thing from loyal — if you're asking his former Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert. Hayward ended his drawn-out free agency saga on Tuesday by officially leaving Utah to join up with former college coach Brad Stevens in Boston. That, of course, prompted a vitriolic response..." July 05

  • Gordon Hayward Made His Actual Free Agency Decision And Will Indeed Join The Celtics

    Uproxx "After his agent denied initial reports that he was headed to Boston on Tuesday, Gordon Hayward has reportedly made his actual, final decision to leave the Jazz and join the Celtics. Hayward announced his decision on The Players’ Tribune. In the post titled Thank You, Utah, Hayward thanked the..." July 05

  • Utah Jazz await Gordon Hayward’s decision after meeting ‘went well’

    Salt Lake Tribune "On Friday, the Jazz traded for Ricky Rubio, a point guard and passer extraordinaire who is one of three players in NBA history with a career average of eight assists and two steals per game. On Saturday, they agreed to re-sign Joe Ingles, one of the best role players in the NBA. He was a..." July 04

  • Gordon Hayward Has Eliminated The Miami Heat As A Free Agency Destination

    Total Pro Sports "With all the chaos that has happened on Independence Day, we do know that once Gordon Hayward finally makes a decision on where he will end up – it won’t be the Miami Heat, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. " July 04

  • Agent denies reports Gordon Hayward has decided to join Celtics

    Fanrag Sports "Gordon Hayward may — or may not — have a new home. It was reported by Chris Haynes of ESPN on Tuesday that the 27-year-old small forward has opted to take his talents to the Boston Celtics. However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski followed that report by insisting that Hayward’s agent maintains the..." July 04

  • Gordon Hayward, Celtics agree to contract

    SI "Gordon Hayward has agreed to an undisclosed contract with the Boston Celtics, ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports. Hayward chose the Celtics over the Miami Heat and remaining with the Utah Jazz after taking a round of meetings with the three teams over the weekend. He was considered the biggest..." July 04

  • Gordon Hayward told Jazz he wants to play with Rubio

    Yardbarker "There has been plenty of speculation that Gordon Hayward will leave Utah this summer as a free agent, but one roster move the Jazz made last week could give the team a much better shot at re-signing him. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne is reporting that Hayward told the Jazz he wants to play with Ricky..." July 03

  • Gordon Hayward to meet Jazz on Monday; decision reportedly Tue. or Wed.

    CBS Sports "Gordon Hayward is almost done with his free agency tour. He has a final meeting with the Jazz coming Monday before making his choice: Staying in Utah vs. playing for another team, like the Celtics or Heat. Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports that decision figures to come Tuesday or..." July 03

  • Celtics' Pitch To Hayward: If You Play Basketball Here, It Will Go Well

    ESPN "As the Boston Celtics prepared to host Gordon Hayward on a free-agent visit on Sunday, those with knowledge of the team's planned presentation suggested it would be an understated display with a focus on showcasing why Boston is the best possible spot for Hayward to reach his basketball..." July 02

  • ‘Secret team’ could meet with Gordon Hayward

    Sportsnaut "As things hit up around the NBA with free agency set to get going, most experts figure that Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward will be the first domino to drop. Despite being able to offer the All-Star more than any other team, Utah is concerned that it will lose the franchise cornerstone piece..." June 30

  • Paul George 'intrigued' by idea of playing with Gordon Hayward

    CBS Sports "Boston is reportedly looking to add both Paul George and Gordon Hayward this offseason, and to the pleasure of Celtics fans, George finds the idea of playing with Utah's star free agent 'intriguing,' according to a report from ESPN. George has informed Indiana he won't re-sign with the team..." June 30

  • Report: Gordon Hayward will meet with Celtics last

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics and Gordon Hayward have set a date. Just a day away from the start of the free agency courting process, the Celtics are one of three teams that have secured a meeting with the Jazz sharpshooter, according to ESPN. Per the report, Hayward’s currently slated to begin his weekend in..." June 29

  • Gordon Hayward Declines Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Coveted free agent Gordon Hayward has officially notified the Jazz that he’s declining his player option, Marc Stein of ESPN tweets. The announcement is a mere formality considering that the basketball world has already moved on to debating which possible suitor he’ll visit first. Per Stein in..." June 29

  • Report: Gordon Hayward to meet with Heat first when free agency begins

    Larry Brown Sports "Gordon Hayward will be among the top players available when the free agency period begins and Pat Riley has reportedly secured the initial meeting. The NBA’s free agency period begins July 1, at which time players can meet with teams and agree to deals. Hayward will be surely be one of the..." June 29

  • Celtics Trying To Land Gordon Hayward And Paul George This Summer

    CBS Boston "The Boston Celtics will aggressively pursue signing Gordon Hayward in free agency and landing Paul George in a trade with the Indiana Pacers, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. And it looks like Adam Kaufman was onto something this weekend. Kaufman reported that he was “hearing” the..." June 27

  • Report: Celtics could have Paul George deal in place if Gordon Hayward signs

    WEEI Boston "Thursday’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn was just the latest setting for yet another round of stalled trade talks centered around Paul George for the Celtics and Pacers. But, if Danny Ainge’s persistence and Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard’s efforts to maximize George’s trade value (which is at..." June 25