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Sport Why Did the Hornets Give Gordon Hayward $30 Million a Year?

01:35  22 november  2020
01:35  22 november  2020 Source:   thebiglead.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. The Knicks entered free agency with million in cap space and were in play for Hayward , but not at that price. The 2017 All-Star cashed in after opting out of the final year of his contract with the Celtics, in which he was set to earn million .

Hayward is not taking a deal less than 65m. Using your logic, you think he can get million a year now for 3 years but you don't think he can get million a year next year for 2 years ? That’s exactly what it is. After paying him 30 m for 20 games a season, I was hoping he’d do us a solid & let

Eyebrows were raised around the TBL staff when Gordon Hayward opted out of the final year of his contract with the Boston Celtics. In opting out, he gave up $34 million guaranteed. It turns out that Hayward did, in fact, know what he was doing. On Saturday, he secured a long-term financial commitment from the Charlotte Hornets with only a very slight pay decrease as he signed a four-year deal worth $120 million.

Gordon Hayward standing in front of a crowd: Gordon Hayward | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images © Provided by The Big Lead Gordon Hayward | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Well, good for Hayward for securing the bag despite serious doubts from everybody that he would be able to get a deal like that on the open market. But what on earth is Michael Jordan and Charlotte thinking by giving him that much?

Gordon Hayward’s wife Robyn hits back at Boston media

  Gordon Hayward’s wife Robyn hits back at Boston media Why did Hayward decline his hefty option? Possibly to lock up some long-term security. But there were also some rumors that Hayward’s wife/family did not like Boston and wanted out. Robyn posted a note on Instagram Saturday that seemed to strike down that line of thinking. pic.twitter.com/OLz1wFZMAs — James Stewart (@IAmJamesStewart) November 21, 2020 “Contrary to the media in Boston I have really enjoyed my time there and the relationships I made,” Robyn’s post began. She then went on to talk about some of the connections she made in Boston and the support system for which she was grateful.

Charlotte Hornets . Why ? He's coming off a borderline all-star season and is 30 years old. He's a great player when healthy. "No way someone will give him 4 years 100 mil". Every year there are examples of teams like the Knicks overpaying for a risky high-reward talent. This is why you do not play Marcus Morris more minutes and have him take more shots than a max player.

Restricted free agent Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four- year , million maximum contract offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets , league A player option for the fourth year of the deal and a 15 percent trade kicker are expected to be included in the offer sheet, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Hayward's injury luck in Boston was unbelievably bad. Everybody knows about the horrific leg injury he suffered mere minutes into his first year as a Celtic. But every time he started getting momentum after that, he suffered some kind of minor injury that derailed all his progress. The 2019-20 season was especially tough in that regard. He played very well for the Celtics in the fall, then promptly broke his hand and missed a month. Just as he was recovered from that, the season was postponed as he and everybody else went four months without playing organized basketball. He looked great in the bubble... Until he sprained his ankle after landing on someone's foot in the first round of the playoffs.

The fact that Hayward didn't miss any significant time due to injury as a member of the Utah Jazz suggests he isn't snake-bitten, as it were. He isn't one of those athletes who can't stay healthy at any point. But even at full health, Hayward isn't a $30 million-per-year player. He's good at a lot and elite at nothing. He's an above-average passer, shot 38 percent from deep, and is a good defender. Extremely versatile and all that. But thirty million dollars a year for the next four years?

The Hornets are clearly sick and tired of picking in the lottery. They selected LaMelo Ball in this year's draft and, with this signing, clearly believe they can make a playoff push at the bottom of the East at a minimum. But Hayward is, at most, a player who will average 20 points, five assists, and six to seven rebounds per game. That's good! But not worth investing $120 million in over the next four years.

Hayward will probably work out better than the last big Hornets signing, which was Nic Batum. But his recent injury history and his relatively low ceiling for a "star" player make this a questionable deal.

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