Gordon Hayward RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Heat to make push for Gordon Hayward

    Sportsnaut "The Utah Jazz stand a reasonably good chance of re-signing All-Star forward Gordon Hayward once free agency starts next month. But it looks like the team will have a whole lot of competition. Previous reports suggested that Hayward is one of the Boston Celtics’ top targets in free agency...." June 16

  • Celtics players keep following Gordon Hayward on Instagram

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics' courting of Gordon Hayward has seemingly already begun. Earlier this week, Isaiah Thomas, who's no stranger to drumming up controversy online, followed and then unfollowed the Jazz forward on Instagram. On Wednesday, Al Horford also threw Hayward a follow. " June 14

  • Gordon Hayward’s wife accidentally got Celtics fans buzzing with photo

    Larry Brown Sports "We live in a world where it is assumed that every photo shared on social media has some sort of hidden meaning, and Gordon Hayward’s wife learned that the hard way over the weekend. Robyn Hayward posted what she believed was an innocent photo of herself holding her 2-year-old daughter. But..." June 12

  • Jazz just as worried Gordon Hayward will sign with Heat as Celtics

    CBS Sports "The top priority for the Utah Jazz this offseason is re-signing All-Star forward Gordon Hayward, but they will have to beat out a number of other teams in free agency. Rumors have linked Hayward to be interested in joining the Boston Celtics, a move that would give him the opportunity to be..." June 09

  • Jazz GM: 'Every fiber of our collective being' wants Hayward back

    KSL "In a wide-ranging interview over a lunch of chicken and steak fajitas from the Mexican restaurant Red Iguana, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey talked about the future of the Jazz and his plans for the offseason with selected media members Thursday afternoon. Fresh in our minds was the..." May 20

  • Chasing free agent Gordon Hayward ‘No. 1 focus’ for Celtics

    Sportsnet "The Boston Celtics may be playing in the Eastern Conference Finals and holding on to the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be searching for ways to build on their roster. According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics could be looking to make a big..." May 19

  • Jazz GM Lindsey talks about priority of keeping Hayward, Hill

    The Deseret News "Signing Gordon Hayward and George Hill are undoubtedly the most important tasks for the Utah Jazz during the offseason as both key players will have choices to consider about their future come July. Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, who wasn’t available at the year-end press conference last..." May 19

  • Paul George, Gordon Hayward Miss Out on Super-Max Contracts After All-NBA Snubs

    Bleacher Report "With the NBA announcing the 15 players who have been named to the All-NBA team for the 2016-17 season, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward lost more than just recognition after missing out on the team. B/R's Howard Beck provided the list of this season's..." May 18

  • NBA Insider Believes Celtics Targeting Gordon Hayward As No. 1 Option This Summer

    NESN "The Boston Celtics, as evidenced by their start to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, probably still are a few players away from competing with the NBA’s elite — the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. But they are in a position to put a dent in that deficit this offseason. The..." May 18

  • Gordon Hayward Undecided About Opt Out

    Real GM Basketball "Gordon Hayward has yet to decide if he will opt out of his contract to become a free agent. "It's hard to think about right now, just because of the season we've had and everything we've gone through," he said at his end-of-season availability. "Today it still feels like you're looking toward..." May 10

  • George Hill: Gordon Hayward’s free agent decision will factor into mine

    Larry Brown Sports "A crucial summer awaits the Utah Jazz after their Round 2 sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, and the stakes very well may be all or nothing. Speaking with reporters at his exit interview on Tuesday, Jazz point guard George Hill said that teammate Gordon Hayward’s free agent..." May 09

  • Gordon Hayward makes trip to L.A. with teammates, could play in Game 5

    Salt Lake Tribune "As of late Monday afternoon, the Utah Jazz hadn't commented officially on Gordon Hayward's status for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Still — despite the bout with food poisoning that cost Hayward most of Sunday's Game 4 — the All-Star forward is expected to..." April 25

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