Did Gordon Hayward’s wife just get all of our hopes up?
Yesterday, Hayward’s wife Robyn posted this interesting picture to her Instagram. If you can’t read, 1: how did you even get to this website? and 2: their daughter’s shirt says “Go Green”. The picture was deleted very shortly after being posted. Does she know something we don’t about her husband’s offseason plans?
Hayward and Celtics head coach Brad Stevens have a history together dating back to their days at Butler, where they made it to a NCAA Championship only to fall short to Duke in the final seconds. A reunion would make a ton of sense considering their relationship was pretty good, and Hayward would probably be comfortable playing under his former college coach.
Gordon Hayward is exactly what the Celtics need in a wing scorer. This season, he averaged 21.9 PPG on a 47% shooting from the field. In my opinion, he would be a major upgrade from Jae Crowder, who has shown many signs of inconsistency. Signing Hayward would allow Crowder to come in off the bench, which is where I feel he could be more effective. Bringing in another guy who is capable of putting up 20+ PPG would also take a huge load off IT’s shoulders, who provided the Celtics with most of their scoring this year.
Obviously, this doesn’t mean that it’s a done deal. Hayward has a good thing going in Utah right now. They made it to the second round of the playoffs and have a young team on the rise. He could also make more money there than he could anywhere else. But it is very fun to speculate.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)