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Hayward Likely to OPT-IN to final year of contract!

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What should be the next step after Hayward opts in?

Remain on team for another Playoff run
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Traded on draft night
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Traded at deadline
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Theres a belief Hayward and team wants to help facilitate a trade
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Should sign a team friendly extension
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Hayward Likely to OPT-IN to final year of contract! 

Post#1 » by BillTheGOAT » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:58 pm

Gordon Hayward Likely To Exercise $34.2M Player Option With Celtics
SEP 28, 2020 10:41 AM


Gordon Hayward is likely to pick up his player option for the 20-21 season, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN.

Hayward signed a four-year, $127 million contract with the Celtics in 2017 with a player option for Year 4 worth $34.2 million.

Hayward averaged 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 33.5 minutes per game in his third season with the Celtics.

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Post#2 » by BK_2020 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:59 pm

Good, he can play the point when CP3 who we get from trading Kemba sits.
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Post#3 » by JHTruth » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:05 pm

He should be moved to GS for the No 2 and Wiggins on draft night. Both sides need a fresh start. Sends him to what should be a contender. We get LaMelo. It's a win-win
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Post#4 » by BillTheGOAT » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:05 pm

BK_2020 wrote:Good, he can play the point when CP3 who we get from trading Kemba sits.

Pass, he’ll turn 36 in May which should be mid season if league starts on Jan 18th.
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Post#5 » by will » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:14 pm

Lotta money, and Hayward ain't passing on that final year of the contract.
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Post#6 » by kuclas » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:15 pm

JHTruth wrote:He should be moved to GS for the No 2 and Wiggins on draft night. Both sides need a fresh start. Sends him to what should be a contender. We get LaMelo. It's a win-win

I doubt golden state offers that for a one year rental.

More like Timberwolves top 3 2021 protected and Wiggins is the offer.
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Post#7 » by OldCeltics » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:21 pm

That expiring contract should be worth at least a top 10 pick.
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Post#8 » by JHTruth » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:27 pm

kuclas wrote:
JHTruth wrote:He should be moved to GS for the No 2 and Wiggins on draft night. Both sides need a fresh start. Sends him to what should be a contender. We get LaMelo. It's a win-win

I doubt golden state offers that for a one year rental.

More like Timberwolves top 3 2021 protected and Wiggins is the offer.


It's not necessarily for the rental. It's the massive deal coming off the books so they can be players in the excellent FA class of 2021 which includes Giannis, Kawhi, PG, etc. They can't do that with the Wiggins deal..
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Post#9 » by The Comedian » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:28 pm

Hayward is going to be dealt.
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Post#10 » by Celts17Pride » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:31 pm

The Comedian wrote:Hayward is going to be dealt.

I will be very surprised if he is on the 2021 team and if he is I will be shocked if he makes it past the trade deadline. Celtics will move him for some combination of cap relief, young players, draft picks and roster optimization (bigs).
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Post#11 » by MagicBagley18 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:36 pm

The Comedian wrote:Hayward is going to be dealt.



It’s def something to seriously consider but I still don’t think it will happen
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Post#12 » by keevsnick1 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:36 pm

JHTruth wrote:
kuclas wrote:
JHTruth wrote:He should be moved to GS for the No 2 and Wiggins on draft night. Both sides need a fresh start. Sends him to what should be a contender. We get LaMelo. It's a win-win

I doubt golden state offers that for a one year rental.

More like Timberwolves top 3 2021 protected and Wiggins is the offer.


It's not necessarily for the rental. It's the massive deal coming off the books so they can be players in the excellent FA class of 2021 which includes Giannis, Kawhi, PG, etc. They can't do that with the Wiggins deal..


Even without Wiggins they wouldn't be players. They'd have 96 million wrapped up in Green, Thompson, Curry that off season.
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Post#13 » by keevsnick1 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:38 pm

kuclas wrote:
JHTruth wrote:He should be moved to GS for the No 2 and Wiggins on draft night. Both sides need a fresh start. Sends him to what should be a contender. We get LaMelo. It's a win-win

I doubt golden state offers that for a one year rental.

More like Timberwolves top 3 2021 protected and Wiggins is the offer.


Given how bad Minnesota is likely to be defensively, and the relative lack of talent in this draft, you can make the case you'd rather have that offer. Its a big gamble but the 6th pick in 21' may hold more value than the 2nd this year.
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Post#14 » by tfribs45 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:41 pm

Time to get rid of that awful deal....I don't care about the sentimental @#@$ they let IT4 go without blinking... GH has been a big disappointment. missing bunnies last night. Swap em out for Paul or package in Adams. We need a 5, Theis is not the answer! Danny slept at the wheel during buyout season. I think Taco Mania got to him lol...
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Post#15 » by The Comedian » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:42 pm

MagicBagley18 wrote:
The Comedian wrote:Hayward is going to be dealt.



It’s def something to seriously consider but I still don’t think it will happen


His expiring is a big chip, pairing that and 14 could bring back a pretty sweet return.

Plus he’s not opposed to being moved.
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Post#16 » by BK_2020 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:46 pm

An expiring contract becomes a trade-chip if the team holding the expiring is willing to trade that for a bad contract. It doesn't help contending teams like BOS.
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Post#17 » by Celts17Pride » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:47 pm

Pretty simple equation:

Are the Celtics planning on signing 31 year old Gordon Hayward to a big multiyear contract after next season? I highly doubt it.

So you move him next year.
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Post#18 » by Celts17Pride » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:49 pm

BK_2020 wrote:An expiring contract becomes a trade-chip if the team holding the expiring is willing to trade that for a bad contract. It doesn't help contending teams like BOS.

Not necessarily a bad contract but a longer term contract. Trade an expiring for someone on a 3-4 year deal.
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Post#19 » by Saint Lazarus » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:50 pm

The Comedian wrote:Hayward is going to be dealt.


Wiggins and the 2nd pick say it with me!
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Post#20 » by JHTruth » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:56 pm

keevsnick1 wrote:
JHTruth wrote:
kuclas wrote:I doubt golden state offers that for a one year rental.

More like Timberwolves top 3 2021 protected and Wiggins is the offer.


It's not necessarily for the rental. It's the massive deal coming off the books so they can be players in the excellent FA class of 2021 which includes Giannis, Kawhi, PG, etc. They can't do that with the Wiggins deal..


Even without Wiggins they wouldn't be players. They'd have 96 million wrapped up in Green, Thompson, Curry that off season.


But with Wiggins they can't do S&Ts, like how the Lakers got AD. With the Hayward deal off the books they can.

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