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“There would possibly perchance be already been the rumors about perchance [Hayward] wanting to transfer on,” O’Connor acknowledged on The Ringer NBA podcast “The Mismatch.”
“The Knicks beget interest, I’ve heard. Indiana, you realize, I’m sure he has interest in going home there,” O’Connor added.
O’Connor and co-host Chris Vernon beget been discussing future moves the Celtics would possibly perchance perchance furthermore fabricate, including the muse of the Celtics acquiring Contemporary Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Vacation. O’Connor has reported that the Celtics are drawn to dealing the 14th overall pick in the NBA draft for the combo guard.
As Vernon and O’Connor famed, including Vacation would result in eliminating one other contract on the a wide selection of stop, and O’Connor speculated that it would possibly perchance perchance furthermore result in a broken-down cherish Hayward or Kemba Walker being moved.
The Ringer’s Ryen Russillo reported the rumor about Hayward doubtlessly wanting to transfer somewhere else on the “Bill Simmons Podcast” earlier this month.
Hayward averaged 17.5 ingredients on 50.0 percent shooting, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in an worry-shortened marketing and marketing campaign that forced him to omit 32 combined frequent season and playoff games.
The 30-year-aged, who grew up in Indiana and attended Butler College, has played seven NBA seasons with the Utah Jazz and three with the C’s. He holds a $34.2 million player option for subsequent season however can decline it to change into a free agent, per Spotrac.
Groups would possibly perchance perchance furthermore hypothetically manufacture a signal-and-alternate with the C’s for Hayward in any deal. Moves would possibly perchance perchance furthermore be on the horizon with Wednesday’s NBA draft lower than per week away, and Hayward is clearly a reputation to search out.