The Charlotte Hornets submitted an offer sheet for Gordon Hayward to the tune of $63 million over four years to the Utah Jazz. On Saturday, the Jazz announced that they had matched the offer, bringing Hayward back to the Jazz.
Even though Hayward won’t be playing with the Hornets, the franchise left a big impression on him apparently.
That speaks volumes for the direction of the franchise and their ability to bring in stars to a franchise that has been known for struggling. If Michael Jordan could charm Hayward, he could certainly charm another free agent and now that the Jazz have matched Hayward’s offer the Hornets are players again in the free agent market.