Gordon Hayward to sign four-year, $120 million deal with Hornets

By Erin Walsh | Last updated 11/21/20

The Boston Celtics can officially kiss Gordon Hayward goodbye. 

Hayward has signed a four-year, $120 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The news comes after Hayward declined his $34.2 million player option with the Celtics for the 2020-21 season. 

According to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports, there might be more moving parts to this deal than many believe. Smith points out that Charlotte has to either work a sign-and-trade with Boston, trade away $7.5 million elsewhere or waive Nicolas Batum to clear some cap space.

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