The 2020 offseason rolls on, and like 2019, it is one in which the Houdini would like to explore possible trade returns for the contract of Gordon Hayward. Today we explore 2 multi-team deals that would send him to San Antonio.
Another day, another week, another batch of possible trades for Gordon Hayward. We love the offseason more than anyone because for the last twelve years it has offered endless hope for the Boston Celtics after an unfulfilling season that didn’t yield the desired result.
Next season is going to be even more of a pressure cooker for the Cs organization, and it may force the hand of Danny Ainge this offseason. The hot rumor right now is the potential exit of Gordon Hayward, but Ian Begley did note something very important re: the Indiana Pacers’ pursuit of the 2017 All-Star:
“It’s unknown what Boston would want in return for Hayward—or if the club is even open to moving him,” Begley wrote.
Even though they have been heavily linked to Hayward, Indiana isn’t the set-in-stone suitor for his services many might think he is. There could well be a bidding war for his services as the offseason progresses and the NBA Draft approaches.
We expect a busy offseason, with $34 million worth of assets attainable for the Boston Celtics in any deal for their oft-injured max contract star. Many teams may see the opportunity to re-enter the playoff picture with a big-swing transaction, and after missing their first postseason since the days of Michael Jordan, the San Antonio Spurs qualify as a team that could look for a splash.
Here are two multi-team scenarios that would get them there: