Free agent Gordon Hayward is signing a four-year, $120 million take care of the Charlotte Hornets, agent Mark Bartelstein of Precedence Sports activities instructed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday.
Hayward grew to become a free agent Thursday after declining his $34.2 million participant choice with the Boston Celtics for subsequent season.
He battled damage all through his time in Boston, notably a damaged tibia in his left leg and dislocated ankle suffered in his Celtics debut in opposition to the Cavaliers. Different assorted accidents have adopted, and all instructed, Hayward has missed 142 video games (playoffs included) throughout his three seasons with Boston after lacking simply 42 in his first seven seasons with the Jazz.
When Hayward, 30, has performed, he has produced, averaging 13.9 factors, 5.four rebounds and three.6 assists with the Celtics. Final season, he grew to become the primary Celtics participant to common a minimum of 15 factors on 50% capturing since Kevin Garnett in 2011-12.
Hayward signed a proposal sheet with Charlotte in 2014 as a restricted free agent, however the Utah Jazz matched the provide and saved him.
The Celtics have misplaced two max contract gamers previously to free company previously two years — Kyrie Irving and Hayward.