Hornets sign Gordon Hayward in 4 year $120 million deal – Citi Sports Online
Gordon Hayward was set to become one of the most sought-after commodities during the free agency frenzy this year, as the Celtics forward had a $34.1 million player option with Boston for the coming season, but decided to opt out to become an unrestricted free agent. According to multiple reports, Hayward had indicated that he'd prefer to end up with the Pacers, which would require some finagling via a sign-and-trade to make the deal happen. That plan did not come to fruition, because a surprising team dropped the whole bag, instead. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Charlotte Hornets decided to give Hayward a four-year deal worth $120 million, and he's decided to accept.