The Houston Rockets saw their season come to an end at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs. On the other side of things, the Boston Celtics are preparing to take on the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Gordon Hayward is a name that will draw some intrigue moving forward.
Hayward, who finally seemed to get back to 100 percent this season for the first time since his gruesome ankle injury, could end up being a major X-Factor. He has to get fully healthy from an ankle sprain, but is a name to watch.
During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Celtics, Hayward ended up averaging 17.5 points per game to go along with 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He also shot 50 percent from the field overall and 38.3 percent from the three-point line.
While Hayward has a lucrative player option this offseason that he is expected to exercise, the Rockets could come into play via a trade. They could be looking to make some moves this offseason and adding Hayward alongside James Harden and Russell Westbrook would make a ton of sense.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at a potential trade the Rockets and Celtics could come together on that would land Gordon Hayward with Houston.