Gordon Hayward could ‘have another deal on the table’, according to NBA insider Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.
As Mannix reports, it would make sense for Hayward to opt out of his contract with Boston only if he had another agreement in place.
“It’s likely he already has another deal on the table. There’s simply no way that Hayward would walk away from this type of one-year deal without having some certainties out there at the free agent market.
It certainly doesn’t look like Gordon Hayward will ever play in a Celtics uniform again,” Mannix said, via NBC Sports.
Hayward declined his player option with the Celtics, worth $34.2M, and will enter free agency on Friday.