According to Rick Bonnell, of the Charlotte Observer, Utah Jazz restricted free agent Gordon Hayward will sign an offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets.
Gordon Hayward will sign a major offer sheet with the Hornets.— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) July 9, 2014
UPDATE (11:01 MT)
Charlotte has agreed to a 4-year, $63M maximum offer sheet with Utah RFA Gordon Hayward, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2014
Utah's insisted it will match any offer sheet for Hayward, but bold move out of MIchael Jordan. Charlotte is desperate for talent infusion.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2014
Charlotte offer sheet for Gordon Hayward expected to include player option on fourth year, and a trade kicker, league sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2014
It's a max, ladies and gentlemen!
Why this makes sense:
The Hornets need what Hayward can be, a great passer, floor leader, and someone who can do a little of everything. Pairing up with Big Al Jefferson again will also make his life easier and get him a lot of spot up shots with no defenders around him -- a luxury he did not have last season with the Jazz.
Why this does not make sense:
The Utah Jazz have held that they will match anything. So they will match anything, if they are being honest. The Jazz have three days to match.
If a beat writer is saying he's going to sign I believe him or her.