B/R pitches unthinkable reunion for Boston Celtics in offseason

One of the most popular sports media outlets has a very interesting take on what's to come this offseason for Brad Stevens and the Celtics organization.
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You may be looking at the image above and thinking, "Gordon Hayward to the Celtics this offseason? No way." Although Hayward's time with the Boston Celtics from 2017–2020 featured highs and lows, the overall experience was quite memorable.

Bleacher Report's Andy Bailey dove deep into what this upcoming offseason could look like for all 30 teams, but Boston's scenario was one not to overlook by any means.

To Bailey, Hayward to the Celtics is realistic.

"Gordon Hayward averaged 5.3 points in 17.2 minutes after being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Then he scored zero points in 46 minutes this postseason. He's coming off a $31.5 million salary for 2023-24, but the 34-year-old is almost certainly looking at a veteran minimum deal. And at that price, he could be a nice veteran addition to a bench that could use some versatility on the wing."

Everything considered, the 34-year-old veteran would be a great addition to the roster and a move that GM Brad Stevens should look into, not just because he coached him.

What was Gordon Hayward's tenure like during his first Boston Celtics stint?

Hayward spent his last season in Boston, averaging 17.5 points per game alongside 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists during the 2019–2020 slate. He played in 52 games, starting in every one and playing about 33.5 minutes.

This roster comprised Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Kemba Walker, Robert Williams III, Grant Williams, Tacko Fall, and more.

The stats mentioned pop-out and all, but what made this year different than the rest was because of the world's recent COVID-19 pandemic. It's hard to forget this one-of-a-kind event, regardless of sports.

Despite the good Hayward put out on the floor, the Celtics fell to the Miami Heat during the Eastern Conference Finals, dropping the series 4-2.

Nonetheless, Hayward would be a great addition to Boston, and his return to the TD Garden will give all fans something to smile about. However, Minnesota's Kyle Anderson could be someone Brad Stevens looks into instead.