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For the second-consecutive summer, the Boston Celtics have landed a marquee free agent, this time in small forward Gordon Hayward.

Hayward, the former No. 9 overall selection, visited the Miami Heat, Celtics and Utah Jazz before making his free agency decision.

According to other reports, Hayward has actually NOT made his decision:

Hayward, who is coming off an All-Star year for the Jazz and made it to the second round of the NBA playoffs shakes up the power in the Eastern Conference by adding a legitimate offensive weapon to a Celtics team lacking one in last year’s playoffs if he is to sign. The Cleveland Cavaliers are still certainly the team to beat, but Boston’s addition makes things a bit more interesting heading into 2017-18.

The Jazz traded for point guard Ricky Rubio, but the move was possibly not enough to keep Hayward from rejoining his college coach, Brad Stevens in Boston.

He averaged a career-best 21 points and five rebounds per game.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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