Knicks Interested in Gordon Hayward
The New York Knicks are targeting Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, who is expected to decline his $34.2 million player option, making him an unrestricted free agent.
According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Knicks have been “aggressive” in their pursuit of Hayward, which could indicate a deal could be in place with New York.
According to SNY’s Ian Begley:
Filed this to SNY a few minutes ago: some Knicks decision makers have indeed had interest in acquiring Gordon Hayward. But it’s seen as less likely now that the club used its draft picks last night. Full story posting soon. Ringer and NY Times also noted NYK-Hayward interest
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 19, 2020
Hayward averaged 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Celtics last season.