Gordon Hayward isn’t officially a member of the Boston Celtics yet, but he’s already embracing his new life in the Hub.
The NBA All-Star announced earlier this week his intention to sign with the Celtics on a reported four-year contract expected to be worth $128 million. And while Boston still is reshuffling its roster to accommodate the former Utah Jazz star, it’s assumed Hayward officially signs and is introduced by the team within the next few days.
We know that because Hayward is already in Boston. Fans spotted him buying suits Thursday night (for a press conference, we’d assume), and that wasn’t all he was doing. Social media basically lets us spy on folks in public, and there was no shortage of C’s fans who bumped into the forward and documented their experiences on the internet. Hayward himself joined in on the fun, too.
Welcome to Boston! Celtic's newest sign Gordon Hayward @gdhayward getting prepared for tomorrow's press conference by our guy @rizthabarber! Best of luck on this upcoming season! ☘️ (Stay tuned for more pics) #bostonbarbertattooco #bostonceltics #boston #celtics #bleedgreen #utahjazz #gordonhayward #nba #nbadraft #basketball #lookgoodfeelgood #pressconference #welcome #blessed #goodshit #barberlife #barbershopconnect
Celtics coach Brad Stevens certainly appears to be enjoying himself, huh?
Now, about that tricky salary cap.
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