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Boston Celtics Could Be On The Verge Of A Regrettable Offseason

On Saturday Hayward met with the Miami Heat, followed by Sunday’s sit-down in Boston with the Celtics.Hayward, 27, is now in Boston, meeting with the Celtics and his college coach, Brad Stevens.”Every fiber of our collective being and soul of the Utah Jazz want him back”, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said. George is entering the final year of his contract, and he has intentions of signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2018.In all likelihood, he’ll be getting a four-year max deal from either new team, or a five-year max deal should he re-sign with the Jazz.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Boston Celtics are going to attempt a double swoop to land Gordon Hayward and Paul George.Gobert’s tweet featured three pairs of emojis, each representing the three teams vying for Hayward. They need him to want the spotlight and the fame when he’s been quite happy to chip away in the low-key market of Salt Lake City up until now. In particular, that Hayward has continued to work out with Jazz assistant coach Johnnie Bryant since the season ended has given the home team some reassurances. One name that sticks out is Grizzlies power forward JaMychal Green, who is a power forward with range (37.9 percent from 3-point range) and has the muscle to rebound (7.1 per game) among the trees in the post.Team president Pat Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra and Alonzo Mourning greeted Hayward along with a questionable collection of talent to convince him they can win.An outsider might laugh off Miami and wonder why the heck Hayward would choose South Beach – when the Jazz are pushing hard to retain his services and Boston is also making a major push.They are not just interested in adding any ordinary player to their team. A one-two punch consisting of Hayward and Whiteside, with the help of a supporting cast that could include Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters or James Johnson, would certainly make the Heat a threat again.The Heat must make a decision on guaranteeing Ellington’s $6.3 million by Friday, the day after the signing moratorium ends. Hayward is one of the more versatile players in the National Basketball Association and the entire league is starting to take notice.He would have to learn how he fits in with Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart, and Al Horford.