Gordon Hayward met with the Heat, Celtics and Jazz.
A decision looms for the best free agent left on the market.
Sam Amick of USA Today:
This is about where I expected him to end up – initially leaning toward leaving Utah* then torn on actually pulling trigger.
If he were leaning toward staying, wouldn’t a strong impression from the Jazz push him over the top rather than leaving him torn?
It’s similar to my read last year on Kevin Durant, who ultimately made the uncomfortable and bold choice to leave the only NBA team he had ever played for. That paid off for him – so much that he’s now giving the Warriors a curiously large discount.
Will Hayward follow the same path or return to Utah, where he has clearly developed an emotional attachment?