"You're going to make more money in Utah", Tanner Ainge said yesterday on the "Dan Patrick Show" that's broadcast nationally. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been formally announced. Mark Cuban will work hard to keep him in the fold.
Hayward was Butler's star player when Celtics coach Brad Stevens ran the Bulldogs program. And the Miami Heat might actually be the front-runners. He'll meet with the Jazz on Monday. Having played in Utah the last seven seasons, the team will like make a case for this being his home, along with the fact they won 51 games past year and got the to second round of the playoffs.
Lindsey traded the No. 12 pick for Hill last June, and he averaged a career high 16.9 points, but struggled with injuries. Riley is known for targeting game-changing players and like Durant, Hayward has that ability in him. The foursome also included the three MVP finalists - Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard.
I say that just days before National Basketball Association free agency begins on Saturday, as all the experts continue to link the C's to Hayward once he officially opts out of his contract with the Utah Jazz, which he is expected to do. Will the Celtics make the finals?
"This is the first free agency I've ever got the green light, or the go-ahead, one of those guys that somebody wants right away". Let me explain. Under the $99 million salary cap, the Heat and Celtics are eligible to offer Hayward a max contract worth $127.8 million over four seasons - a deal that includes a 2017-18 salary of $29.7 million and 5 percent raises.
There's no reason why the C's can't replicate their 2016-17 success next season.
That all starts with the aesthetic. The report was written by Richard Lapchick.
Boston also has another card in their deck. You see it all the time, franchises not understanding what they have in a manner Riley does.
Of course, this would become null for the green and white if Hayward decides to join the Atlantic division champions.
"There are obviously areas in there that need improvement", Lapchick said. As a small market team in a sea of titans, Utah is essentially pigeonholed into building through a draft-oriented, developmental approach.
"It wouldn't shock me if a secret fourth team scheduled a last-minute meeting with him (Hayward), either", Lowe reported. It's not exactly the blockbuster haul for George, but the Pacers were at a disadvantage because George told the team he wasn't coming back after next season. ESPN mentioned that the Jazz could sign him to a five-year max contract that may earn him around $180 million.