For the second straight summer, a marquee NBA free agent will make his decision on The Fourth of July.
In 2016, it was Kevin Durant announcing he would join the Golden State Warriors, and this year, it will be Gordon Hayward deciding between staying with the Utah Jazz or leaving for the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat, per USA TODAY’s Sam Amick.
Hayward met with the Heat on Saturday, the Celtics on Sunday and the Jazz on Monday. He has spent all seven of his pro seasons in Utah.
The 27-year-old forward averaged a career-high 21.9 points per game last season and is an excellent 3-point shooter. He’s exactly the type of go-to scorer the Celtics need to pair with Isaiah Thomas in order to threaten LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Eastern Conference championship.
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