Sport Report: Hayward to sign 4-year, $120M deal with Hornets

21:25  21 november  2020
21:25  21 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Gordon Hayward acknowledges struggles in farewell note to Celtics fans

  Gordon Hayward acknowledges struggles in farewell note to Celtics fans Hayward sent the note after agreeing to a four-year, $120 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets .“To the city of Boston, thank you for embracing me as your own these last 3 years. I cannot say thank you enough to all the fans, my teammates, coaches and everyone in the organization I built such strong relationships with,” Hayward wrote. “I know there were some ups and downs, but I will always cherish my experience in Boston. I am forever grateful that I was given the opportunity to wear a Celtics uniform and play in front of the Garden faithful.

Gordon Hayward is getting paid — just not by the Knicks. After opting out of his deal with the Celtics, and getting some interest from the Knicks, Hayward on Saturday landed a major contract with the Hornets worth four years and $ 120 million, The Post’s Marc Berman confirmed.

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Gordon Hayward is cashing in.

The Charlotte Hornets agreed to a four-year, $120-million deal with the free-agent forward, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Hayward became a free agent after turning down his $34.2-million player option for next season with the Boston Celtics. His new contract with Charlotte will be guaranteed for all four seasons, reports The Athletic's David Aldridge.

The Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, and New York Knicks were also reportedly interested in acquiring the 30-year-old.

Hornets owner Michael Jordan has previously tried to bring the former Butler product to Charlotte. In 2014, the Hornets extended a $63-million offer sheet to Hayward, who was then a restricted free agent with the Utah Jazz. However, Utah matched the offer sheet and retained him. Hayward remained with the Jazz until 2017 before signing a four-year, $128-million contract with the Celtics.

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