Jazz have engaged Celtics in sign-and-trade talks surrounding Jae Crowder

Gordon Hayward Announces He's Leaving Jazz for Celtics

NBC Sports Bay Area staff Gordon Hayward announces he's leaving Jazz for Celtics

Cleveland's projected run to 4peat as Eastern Conference Champs just have gotten alot more difficult.

Just months after its most promising season in years, winning 51 regular season games and upsetting the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, the Jazz have taken several steps back. He'd be more of a short-term solution than anything.

With all that being said, it seems very unlikely that Ainge will want to part with all three players. Many reports indicate Hayward liked the Jazz organization and head coach Quin Snyder.

Crowder isn't as offensively gifted as Gallo was, but he is a gritty player who is not afraid to do the dirty work for his team. In 2015, LaMarcus Aldridge signed for San Antonio on the same date, while last year Kevin Durant announced his decision to play for Golden State on the fourth. And now, they're together again. Hayward broke the news to fans with an article written on The Players' Tribune.

Hayward also shot 47 percent, a significant jump over what he managed in the previous four seasons.

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It looks like Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge was able to pull off a incredible roster filling feat.

"He felt Miami was the spot for him", Bartelstein said about Hayward's visit to the Heat on Saturday. One of those could be the Oklahoma City Thunder. The fireworks came, and it was fittingly on the 4th of July. But Adrian Wojnarowski, also of ESPN, tweeted soon after that Hayward had not yet made a decision, according to his agent. Crowder is playing on a five-year, $35 million deal.

The process of clearing contracts and salary-cap space started Tuesday, when Boston renounced Kelly Olynyk. He is owed 72.3 million over the next three seasons if you include his player option for the 2019-20 season.

"He was enamoured with it. And then the next day, he was in Boston".

Shortly thereafter, Hayward's camp vehemently denied that the forward had made a decision. "And that fabric is something that has meant a lot to me, ever since". The Celtics are signing Gordon Hayward, so they need to free up some cap space and that means Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Jae Crowder are available.

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