UPDATE (2:45 p.m. ET): The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported shortly after the news of Gordon Hayward choosing the Celtics that the forward’s agent said the decision isn’t final.
However, some reporters speculated that the leak might have come before Hayward was able to talk to the Jazz.
Original story: It appears there’ll be some Fourth of July fireworks for the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.
Free agent forward Gordon Hayward is expected to join the Celtics after considering going to the Miami Heat or staying put with the Utah Jazz. ESPN’s Chris Haynes reported the news, and Hayward is expected to make the announcement himself some time Tuesday.
Hayward to the Celtics means he’ll reunite with coach Brad Stevens, who ran the Butler team while Hayward played there. The 27-year-old averaged 21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game with a .471 field-goal percentage during the 2016-17 season.
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