Apr 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward (20) dribbles against Golden State Warriors guard Steve Blake (25) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Jazz 130-102. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Gordon Hayward to sign max contract with Hornets

Late Tuesday night there was finally a move in the NBA free agency period. No, it was not LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony, but it was Gordon Hayward.

Gordon Hayward is planning to sign a maximum offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets, reported by the Charlotte Observer:


The deal is worth $63 million dollars over a 4 year period. Utah has 3 days to match the offer, but it seems the Jazz will match the offer.

That is a big contract. Personally I was hoping Charlotte would sign Hayward, but is he worth $63 million? I am not sure. But could Charlotte use Hayward’s services? Absolutely.

A lot of people thought Charlotte over-payed Al Jefferson last off-season, but that proved to not be the case. Al Jefferson was able to make Third-team All-NBA, is it possible to be over-paying someone who made All-NBA?

Last season with the Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward averaged 16 points per game, along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Those stats aren’t max-contract worthy, but Hayward has room for improvement. He will have a better supporting cast with Charlotte than he had with Utah last year, so that should be a help.

Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward were teammates a few years ago when Jefferson played for the Jazz, so Gordon will already have a friend on the team if Utah decides not to match the offer.

What do you think? Is Gordon Hayward worth $63 million over 4 years? Let your voice be heard in the comment section below!

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