The Atlanta Hawks definitely don’t want to stay in the shallows or even the soft underbelly of the Eastern Conference next season. We knew the franchise was aimed at Rajon Rondo to bring a touch of experience and leadership. Now, Atlanta dreams of Gordon Hayward.
According to Chris Haynes de Yahoo, the Hawks will in any case try something to recruit the Boston Celtics winger. While the deadline to activate his player option at 34.2 million has been pushed back a few hours, Hayward seems to have become a priority.
If he decides to extend for one year, a sign and trade is considered. If he tests the market, the Hawks would be willing to get him to sign a deal at his convenience.
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We do not yet know the intentions of Gordon Hayward, who had missed a good part of the 2020 playoffs with an ankle injury. Does his role in Boston, as third or fourth blade behind Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown satisfy him?
He was said to be more inclined to withdraw from his contract, to look for a deal over 3 or 4 years and ensure a future inevitably a little blurry in view of the physical glitches that have hit him since his arrival at the Celtics.
In Atlanta, he would obviously bring immediate added value to a young group that is very focused on the stunning talent of Trae Young at the present time.