Apr 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20) looks on against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Jazz 130-102. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz match Gordon Hayward offer sheet from Hornets

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Early in the NBA free agency period, the Charlotte Hornets made a big play for Gordon Hayward. It was a contract offer that the Utah Jazz would have the opportunity to match, but there was some skepticism about whether or not Utah would want to match the nearly $16 million annual fee.

On Saturday, we got our answer.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Jazz have informed Charlotte that they will be matching the team’s offer sheet.

Hayward is now set to re-sign with the Jazz on a four-year, $63 million deal later today. 

Wojnarowski wrote:

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the remainder of the NBA Free Agency period for the latest news, rumors and signings from around the league.

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