Why isn’t he heading to Indiana?
Perhaps as a result of the Hornets supplied a four-year, $120 million contract.
Or perhaps as a result of the Celtics didn’t conform to a sign-and-trade, which was essential for the capped-out Pacers so as to add Hayward.
The Indiana Pacers supplied the Boston Celtics Myles Turner, a first-round choose and a rotation participant for Gordon Hayward final week, a supply with information of the negotiations advised IndyStar.
Rejecting this provide seems like a mistake by the Celtics. A middle who defends effectively (particularly within the paint) and shoots 3-pointers, Turner is sweet. The 24-year-old is below contract at an inexpensive $18 million the following three years. A primary-round choose maintain apparent worth.
Hayward is leaving for no return (or so).
However all the time query unreported particulars in leaked commerce talks. What had been the protections on the first-round choose? These might have considerably altered the choose’s worth. Which rotation participant? Doug McDermott (one yr, $7,333,333 remaining) is extremely paid for somebody so one-dimensional (although not less than that dimension is 3-point capturing). Jeremy Lamb (two years, $21 hundreds of thousands remaining) most likely holds destructive worth after severe damage.
Boston additionally wished to maintain Hayward. The Celtics are attempting to win now, and dropping Hayward didn’t open cap house to adequately exchange him. It might need been cheap to set a hardline with the Pacers, both getting a greater commerce return or – theoretically – pushing Hayward to re-sign.
Charlotte foiled that plan with its massive provide.
And perhaps Hayward would’ve taken that, anyway. We will’t know what he would’ve completed if Boston and Indiana agreed on sign-and-trade phrases.
However now we have not less than some circumstantial proof Hayward, an Indiana native, most popular becoming a member of the Pacers for a excessive wage (not fairly as excessive as he’ll get with the Hornets, however nonetheless excessive).
So, it seems like the Celtics misplayed their hand primarily based on the end result.