The Boston Celtics community finally knows Gordon Hayward’s fate.
The star forward opted out of his $34 million deal for the 2020-21 season, as first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania. This makes his a free agent.
Hayward initially joined the Celtics in July 2017 on a four-year, $128 million contract. He missed the majority of his inaugural season with the team after sustaining a gruesome leg injury during Boston’s very first game.
Hayward averaged 13.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game in three seasons with the Celtics (including his injury-shortened campaign).