4 former All-Stars the Boston Celtics should pursue this offseason

Many big name NBA veterans are hunting for their next or first taste at a championship opportunity, possibly with the Boston Celtics.
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Gordon Hayward

Fans need to completely throw away Gordon Hayward's tenure as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was an atrocious fit where they never drew up plays for the point forward or maximized his talents. Brad Stevens knows about the one-time All-Star-turned-sixth man who is still a five-tool player. He can pass, score at all three levels, defend multiple positions, and shoot efficiently -- and has the experience to be a veteran leader on the team.

In 25 games with the Charlotte Hornets this past season, Hayward averaged 14.5 points, five assists, five rebounds, and one steal on 47% shooting and 36% on threes in 32 minutes a contest. On the Celtics, he could lead the second unit and set the offense for the NBA champs. At 34 years old, and after his abysmal finish with the Thunder, a reunion with Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics could be the only path to salvage what is left of his career.