Feb 8, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) dribbles the around Miami Heat power forward Chris Andersen (11) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 94-89. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics interested in Gordon Hayward trade?

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.

Tags: Boston Celtics Gordon Hayward Utah Jazz

  • Donna McCoy Ennis

    Keep Hayward. He is a great player!!!!

  • Tom Sisco

    I don’t think this trade could or would happen until after the NBA draft. Neither GM wants to get a player that would make them better just yet. Around, or more likely, just after the draft they’ll know where they stand and will be willing to deal.

  • Alexander Garcia-Quirarte

    So what is the offer for Hayward?

  • pie

    Anything higher than $9 million/year for Hayward is too much…Jazz should move him now for some bench depth and assets.