Is Boston, Miami or Utah the best spot for Gordon Hayward?admin
Which free-agent destination gives Gordon Hayward the best chance of winning over the next few years?
When NBA free agency officially opens at the stroke of midnight, all eyes will be on Hayward, perhaps the best player with a realistic chance of changing teams now that Chris Paul has been traded to the Houston Rockets and taken himself off the market.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Hayward will meet with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat in addition to the incumbent Utah Jazz. While Hayward’s decision will depend on many factors, with money possibly not an issue — Hayward might not be interested in the five-year deal only the Jazz can offer because he’s still in his prime — the ability to win could take on paramount importance.
So, with the help of my multiyear projections, let’s take a look at how all three teams project with Hayward.