One reported possibility involves Jae Crowder going from the Celtics to Jazz.
The Jazz and Celtics discussed on Wednesday the possibility of including Crowder into a sign-and-trade agreement for Hayward, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Celtics can trade Crowder to any team, and as long as they receive $2,683,079 or less* in returning salary and renounce all their free agents, they can add Hayward on a max contract. (Other moves, like waiving unguaranteed Jordan Mickey and convincing Guerschon Yabusele to spend another year overseas, would allow Boston to take back more money in a Crowder trade.)
So, there’s no incentive for the Celtics to deal Crowder to the Jazz in particular. Any team would do.
If the Jazz offer the best asset – likely draft pick(s) – for Crowder, they can get him. Hayward, who’s already going to Boston, doesn’t count.
The Celtics gifting Crowder to Utah because they’re getting Hayward is fantasy.