Gordon Hayward Reveals Why He Signed in Charlotte

The Charlotte Hornets had no intentions of spending big money this offseason. Then Gordon Hayward became available and the team ended up handing out the most expensive contract in the league. 

Hayward who admits things weren't working out in Boston after his injury, wanted to go to a team where he could show he still has what it takes to be a number one option. Coming back from a major injury in Boston was tough and he fell out of sorts with the coaching staff who built schemes around Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown. Hayward couldn't get his hands on the basketball, and that won't be the case in Charlotte where the offense will run through the sharpshooter.

Hayward spoke to the media and had this to say about the sign-and-trade:
There's no ill will on my end from anybody within the Boston organization, the players. I had an unbelievable time in Boston and I think that it's unfortunate what happened; I obviously had a freak injury right when I got there. And there's a lot of things that were kind of out of my control when I was in Boston.

Last season in Boston, the Butler product averaged 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 52 games for the Celtics. Expect to see Hayward up over 20 points per game next season.

A lot of people called Hayward crazy for walking away from over $30 million he was due with his player-option, now Hayward can't hear his haters because his ears are covered with 120 sheets.

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