Another domino in what has been an eventful NBA free agency period took another step towards falling as Gordon Hayward agreed to terms of an offer sheet from Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets. The agreement, according to Yahoo’s basketball guru Adrian Wojnarowksi, was for a maximum four years and $63 million. Hayward’s current team, the Utah Jazz have three days to match the offer and keep him on board.
According to Wojnarowski, they will do exactly that.
Jazz prepared for possibility of max sheet for Hayward and remain unwavering about revelation it’s coming: They plan to match and keep him.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2014
It shouldn’t come as a shock that they were prepared for this, although a lot of people are surprised by the amount of money the Hornets and Jordan are prepared to pony up. Still, it’s not too much for the Jazz who see Hayward as valuable enough to match the deal and keep him in their shade of purple going forward for the foreseeable future.
Hayward was drafted in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft with the no. 9 overall pick by the Utah Jazz, and he has spent the past four years with the team. In those four years in Utah, Hayward has proved to be somewhat of a prolific scorer, averaging 12.1 points per game with 3.1 assists.
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