Feb 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers small forward Matt Barnes (22) defends Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics after Gordon Hayward

The Boston Celtics have been one of the most heavily discussed teams in regards to Thursday’s trade deadline.

They are rebuilding and may not want to give point guard Rajon Rondo another contract, meaning he is likely available. They’d also like to rid themselves of Jeff Green’s contract, but are having trouble finding a taker.

However, it isn’t all about who the Celtics want to get rid off. According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England, the Celtics are making a run at Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz.

The Celtics have expressed some interest in acquiring Utah’s Gordon Hayward, a league source tells CSNNE.com.

Hayward, who starred for Celtics head coach Brad Stevens while at Butler, will become a restricted free agent this summer after he and the Jazz could not come to terms on an extension this past fall.

The Jazz, who drafted Trey Burke this season aren’t interested in acquiring Rondo or Green, according to Blakely, who also reports his source tells him the Celtics are “very reluctant” to deal any of the first round picks they have collected.

The Jazz are reportedly unlikely to deal Hayward.

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