Report: Gordon Hayward to Make His Decision Between Heat, Celtics and Jazz Today

This NBA offseason has already been absolutely insane. From Jimmy Butler being traded during the draft to the Minnesota Timberwolves to Oklahoma City acquiring Paul George for a player-for-player trade, it certainly has been entertaining.

Things will likely get a bit more interesting once this 4th of July holiday comes to an end as Gordon Hayward will announce which team he will be suiting up for next season.

Hayward has played with the Jazz his entire career. While he had a slow start to his NBA career, he has recently emerged as one of the top young talents in the league. Last year, he made his first all-star appearance while averaging 21.9 points and 3.5 assists per game.

It has been reported that while Utah may not be the most attractive option for him, they did make a great impression on him during their pitch. Utah is home for Hayward, it’s all he has ever known and where he has risen to be a very successful NBA player.

This option, however, is the least likely. The Western Conference is stacked and if Hayward wants to have any chance at making a deep playoff run, he has to sign with either the Miami Heat or Boston Celtics.

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Boston may be the front runner in the sweepstakes for Hayward as their head coach, Brad Stevens, coached him for four years in college at Butler University. This is a huge connection that may reel Hayward in just a bit more. Not to mention that the Celtics finished first in the Eastern Conference last year and made it to the Eastern Conference finals before being bounced by the Cleveland Cavaliers. By signing with the Celtics, Hayward would have the chance to join one of the best young cores in the NBA.

Miami also could prove to be an attractive option for Hayward. While the Heat struggled last year and did not make the playoffs, they did have an incredible end to their season. Joining the Heat would be a watered-down version of joining the Celtics; Hayward would join a young nucleus of Dion Waiters and Hassan Whiteside, but it would take a while for the team to develop into a contender for championship.

Now, all we can do is wait patiently and see what Hayward chooses to do.

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