The Utah Jazz are looking like they may be in line for a decent lottery pick, as their playoff dreams seem to be dead at the halfway point of the season. This could lead the team to trading off some players for future assets, and one such player could be Gordon Hayward.
According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, the Jazz may want to sell high on Hayward and the Boston Celtics could end up being a destination for him.
If I were the Jazz, I’d sell high on him. Some people believe he’s worth a max contract, but I just don’t see it. If a team throws that kind of money at Hayward, I think they’ll regret it. He’s a great kid and a good player, but I don’t he deserves a max deal.
I think that Boston offer is a bit much, but the Celtics as a destination makes a ton of sense given his history with Brad Stevens.
The offer Kennedy is referring to is a proposed deal by a reader during his weekly chat session, but the fact that Boston is a fit for Hayward is hard to ignore. The only problem is settling on a price, as the Celtics don’t seem to be in the mood to sell off assets at the moment to be buyers at the deadline.