Gordon Hayward To Make Free-Agent Decision July 4

Gordon Hayward To Make Free-Agent Decision July 4

A decision looms for the best free agent left on the market.

That tweet inspired one fan to make a shirt out of the emojis.

The Celtics have always been considered a significant threat to the Jazz for his services, as Boston head coach Brad Stevens was Hayward's college coach during his time at Butler. His performance on the court will be a huge determining factor on the type of deal he receives from the Celtics and possibly other teams in free agency.

So far, there has been no concrete indication that Hayward is leaning any certain direction.

According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY, Hayward will sleep on the matter and appears ready to reveal his choice tomorrow, on July 4. However, that also infers that prior to the meeting, there's a chance that Hayward's preference was elsewhere...and that's scary to say the least.

For what it's worth, the Jazz made a a "very strong impression" during their meeting with Hayward. He met with Utah in San Diego for over three hours last night.

There are plenty of reasons for Hayward to stay in Utah, despite the also obvious allures of teams such as Boston or Miami.

Hayward's final visit will be with the Jazz. Those are still pretty frightening odds. "I don't know what that means, but I've been talking to people in Boston".

Let's hope his decision is a good one.