The top free specialist accessible has made his turn. As per a report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes, unhindered free operator Gordon Hayward will move from the Utah Jazz to the Boston Celtics.
Free-agent Gordon Hayward plans to sign with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 4, 2017
The Vertical’s Chris Mannix affirmed the underlying report, too.
In any case, reports from both ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and TNT’s David Aldridge propose that Hayward has not yet achieved a choice.
The Utah Jazz are still waiting to be told of Gordon Hayward's intentions, league source tells ESPN. Hayward hasn't told them his plans yet.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2017
Okay. Strap in. Told by a source w/knowledge of the process that Gordon Hayward has NOT made a decision yet & is still in the process. FWIW.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 4, 2017
Hayward’s specialist additionally seemed to stroll back those underlying reports, to the point where a last affirmation of his customer’s decision may need to hold up no less than a day:
We trust Gordon and his agent that no decision has been made. Good communication all day and a great relationship.
— Steve Starks (@StevenStarks) July 4, 2017
Utah’s group president included that neither Hayward nor his operator have educated him of a choice, too:
Hayward's agent Mark Bartelstein on whether final word is coming today: "That was the goal, but now we've got to kind of regroup here a bit"
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 4, 2017
The 27-year-old Hayward made his first All-Star group in 2017 and would convey star energy to a Celtics squad whose offseason had debilitated to be characterized by Danny Ainge’s powerlessness to exchange for both Jimmy Butler and Paul George. In the mean time, the Jazz would confront a potential drop out of the West’s playoff picture.