June 12, 2017, 12:34 pm
Gordon Hayward reportedly “has interest” in signing with the Heat as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
This doesn’t change the fact that the Jazz are the favorites to re-sign Hayward this offseason, but it looks like things are getting interesting for Hayward. There will no doubt be plenty of suitors for him this summer and as of now we can expect a meeting with Pat Riley in Miami and Danny Ainge in Boston. The Jazz will be able to offer Hayward a five-year, max deal worth around $179 million, while others can offer him a four-year deal worth roughly $132 million. If Riley can pull this off, the Heat will be competing for a top spot in the East next year.