Gordon Hayward is entering a pivotal offseason with the Boston Celtics. Hayward has a player option for the 2020-21 season, worth $34.1 million that he’ll need to exercise.
The Celtics then need to assess his fit on the roster moving forward, and Danny Ainge will need to decide if Hayward remains in Boston next season.
The Celtics would not give Hayward away in a trade, but it’s clear that his value lessened after his unfortunate ankle injury.
There are a few ways the Celtics could be inclined to trade Hayward, the most notable of course being a swap including Victor Oladipo.
Let’s take a look at five teams who should consider trading for Hayward if the Celtics opt to field offers.