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Report: Gordon Hayward Sign and Trade In Play

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The Boston Celtics don’t currently have enough salary cap space to sign Gordon Hayward.

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[UPDATE 10:14 MST 7/5/17]

Gordon Hayward’s camp is open to a sign and trade. No movement yet as to whether he’s demanding it or not. Boston does not have to maneuver a sign and trade with Utah unless they feel that they would lose out on the All-Star small forward.

Jody Genessy of the Deseret News puts it this way:

Unfortuantely, there does not appear to be enough smoke for there to be fire.

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And you thought the Gordon Hayward stuff was over. Well, apparently it’s not quite over, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune:

A S&T would be ideal for the Jazz, since the Celtics are trying to clear cap space. They’re shopping some pretty good players, too:

I suppose we can dream, but call me cynical if I don’t think Gordon is particularly interested in helping the Jazz. I suppose it’s not impossible, though, and perhaps Danny Ainge will throw us a bone in an effort to keep his son’s doomed political campaign afloat. We’ll keep you updated as the story unfolds.