"Gordon Hayward to Boston" was a hot topic during the season, which makes sense considering the Brad Stevens connection. The Boston Celtics need a scorer badly, and Gordon Hayward could potentially be that guy.
Bleacher Report broke down the top five free agents the Celtics should pursue this summer. Hayward was #3 on the list. Here's the article.
Hayward's talents could mesh well with the Celtics team, especially with the addition of a potential top five pick in the draft (or higher… finger crossed). Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green, Gordon Hayward, Jared Sullinger, and their two draft picks could be a nice collection of players. Toss in Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass and the lack of talent in the Eastern Conference the Celtics could find their way back in the playoffs.
Adding Hayward would give the Celtics another 16 point scorer, replacing Avery Bradley who would probably not get an offer from Boston if Hayward came aboard. Jeff Green and Hayward would be the shooting guard and small forward combination. Throw in Rajon Rondo and Dante Exum (projections!) and that's a pretty fantastic group of four guards. It would take pressure off Jeff Green, who has proven he is not a born leader. That's OK, we just all need to accept it.Read more... Join the Conversation...