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Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward?

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Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#1 » by Super Powered » Wed May 16, 2018 9:18 pm

Looking at how well BOS did without Hayward in the regular season and now with him or Kyrie in the playoffs, it's gotten me to thinking, should BOS trade Hayward for a more glaring need? Maybe they break him up into more depth? Or a swap for a similar talent at a different position and maybe small parts added along?

P.S., I know this is a sentimental decision, due to Steven's relationship with Hayward.

BOS fans, thoughts?
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#2 » by The Comedian » Wed May 16, 2018 9:22 pm

Well gosh I think keeping the top 30 player whose a perfect fit for the system would be just swell.
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#3 » by Falstaff » Wed May 16, 2018 9:24 pm

There are so many reasons not to do this:

1. Boston needs stars, not depth. Breaking up a dollar into a couple quarters is a setback, not progress.
2. The optics are terrible. Shouldn’t require more explanation.
3. There’s at least a small sample size worth of data that this team is really good with Kyrie and Gordon. Why bail on the chance to see that play out?
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#4 » by Turgon » Wed May 16, 2018 9:26 pm

Super Powered wrote:BOS fans, thoughts?


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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#5 » by darrendaye » Wed May 16, 2018 9:29 pm

Unless you are trading for a 6'11" Gordon Hayward, you keep the 6'8" model.
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#6 » by ViperGTS » Wed May 16, 2018 9:36 pm

Can we stop with these stupid threads? It’s getting old.

And the people who create them should feel bad about themselves.
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#7 » by CSL_1904 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:36 pm

Keep. An All-Star level player who is versatile, plays solid defense, can score on all levels even without being ball dominant and is a great playmaker? That's exactly what this team needs to get to the next level.

The only concern is whether he will be back to the player he was before the injury. And right now everything that we're hearing points in that direction.
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#10 » by captain green » Wed May 16, 2018 10:01 pm

I guess if we can get kd or ad for him but otherwise I got some tide pods to sell you.
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#11 » by GoCeltics123 » Wed May 16, 2018 10:01 pm

Ugh

Would be free agency suicide to trade Hayward. No major FAs would ever sign with us again.
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#12 » by Higgs Boston » Wed May 16, 2018 10:08 pm

Trade Hayward

Sure players like Davis, Giannis and other stars will consider us as a destination, they will love to feel that they are tradeable.
And Stevens will enjoy it even more seeing how celtics trade his guy.
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#13 » by Cyclical » Wed May 16, 2018 10:09 pm

Super Powered wrote:Maybe they break him up into more depth?


That's an unfortunate choice of words...

You can't be seriously thinking trade at this stage. Let's see how we do next year first. We're going to be the deepest team in the league at the wing position by far. Super versatile wings. Scary. It's going to be interesting to see Gordon and Jayson playing together. Will this make Horford a center permanently? Will Tatum start as a PF? Will he come off the bench intermittently? Who knows. Let's get through this magical run first.
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#14 » by Zeroforwinger » Wed May 16, 2018 10:15 pm

Obviously you keep him. What could you even get in a trade?

What message does it send to players when you’re signed one year, injured, and then shipped out? Who would ever sign a long term deal here again?

Even if we pretend that other stuff isn’t a factor, why wouldn’t we want a legit scorer and overall All Star level player at a wing position?
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#15 » by Kyridiculous » Wed May 16, 2018 10:23 pm

Besides it being a useless basketball move, no free agent would ever sign here again.
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#16 » by Super Powered » Wed May 16, 2018 10:23 pm

Hayward > PHX

Chandler/Dudley/Bender/#16/'20 PHX 1st > BOS

Thoughts?
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#17 » by Moobydoo » Wed May 16, 2018 10:29 pm

Super Powered wrote:Hayward > PHX

Chandler/Dudley/Bender/#16/'20 PHX 1st > BOS

Thoughts?


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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#18 » by claycarver » Wed May 16, 2018 10:29 pm

Is the general board puking on us?

Because I feel like the general board just puked on us.
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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#19 » by ConstableGeneva » Wed May 16, 2018 10:31 pm

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Re: Should Boston keep or trade Gordon Hayward? 

Post#20 » by Zeroforwinger » Wed May 16, 2018 10:33 pm

Super Powered wrote:Hayward > PHX

Chandler/Dudley/Bender/#16/'20 PHX 1st > BOS

Thoughts?


Ewwwww. Why?

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