As I Already Told You, Celtics Interested In Gordon Hayward

John Lyell jlyell at
Wed Nov 6 03:11:26 UTC 2013

For Bradley , Lee, or Crawford ?  Will they want brooks?

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Subject: Re: As I Already Told You, Celtics Interested In Gordon Hayward

So when the source you originally borrowed from comes back with the same info a couple months later repackaged in a different article that's proof that you knew what you were talking about? 

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 7:32 PM, Way Of The Ray <wayoftheray at> wrote:
Marc Stein:

The surprise of Extension Season was undoubtedly Utah's decision to let the July market decide the price for its new face of the franchise. 
Contrary to some of the chatter out there, Hayward was not seeking the four-year max worth in excess of $60 million from Utah during the past month-plus of negotiations, but I'm convinced that's a legit possibility for him in the summer when he becomes a restricted free agent. There are too many Hayward fans in front offices around the league for the former Butler star not to cost the Jazz more later than a deal would have cost them now, given how many teams are projected to have cap space and knowing that the price tags on restricted free agents are always higher than they seemingly should be because the bidders are trying to dissuade the home team from matching. 
>You'll recall that it's
not too far in the past that Eric Gordon landed a four-year max offer sheet in restricted free agency from Phoenix amid serious questions about his knees. The Suns and Boston Celtics -- just to name two franchises known to be big Hayward admirers with Jeff Hornacek and Brad Stevens running their respective benches -- are among those projected to have the cap space to put an uncomfortable offer on the table. Utah, of course, will have plenty of its own cap space to match a max offer if necessary, but doing a deal with Derrick Favors when Hayward might be an even bigger part of Utah’s future ... struck me as curious to say the least. 
Chris Forsberg:

The Celtics would seemingly have to do an awful lot of trimming this season to put themselves in position to be offering max deals this offseason. 
That said, they do have that $10.3 million trade exception in their back pocket for potential sign-and-trade possibilities. Regardless, the Stevens-Hayward connection will leave Celtics fans dreaming of a Butler reunion in Boston.
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