Gordon Hayward is planning to sign a maximum offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets, reported by the Charlotte Observer:
Gordon Hayward will sign a major offer sheet with the Hornets.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) July 9, 2014
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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