By: Cristofer Zillo
We all know that Gordon Hayward, the Utah Jazz’s best player, would be a perfect fit for Boston. He can score from outside and drive the lane with force. Truthfully, he’s a team player that can fit into any system, which is exactly what the Celtics need to become even more dangerous--not to mention his connection with former Butler coach, Brad Stevens.
I know it’s still May, but Is it still a possibility that he could come to Boston this offseason? After the first round, it seems like less of a possibility. The Jazz are good, and their defeat of the Clippers in the first round confirms this. Yes, it did take 7 games, and the Clippers are, arguably, the most underachieving superteam in the history of the NBA. Hayward has been rolling and he earned his team its first playoff series win since 2010. Does this success mean he could stay with the Jazz? Potentially. He’s been with this team his whole career, but the Celtics do seem enticing.
No one expects the Jazz to beat the Warriors in the second round, especially since they’re already down 2 games. To be honest, I don’t even think the Jazz have any hopes of beating the Warriors, so their first round win definitely constitutes a successful season. This is, like I said before, their first playoff series win since 2010, so Utah is improving steadily each season. Rudy Gobert is emerging as one of the best bigs in the league, and they do have veteran talent--”Iso” Joe Johnson. Would Gordon really want to leave a team like that? I hope so. We’ll see what happens this offseason.