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Hayward became a free agent Thursday after declining his $34.2 million player option with the Boston Celtics for next season.
Hayward had a tumultuous three years in Boston after signing a four-year, $127.8 million contract in 2017.
He suffered a gruesome foot and ankle injury six minutes into his regular-season debut with the Celtics, causing him to miss the rest of the season. He struggled at times in 2018-19, his first full season back, before taking a significant step forward this past season, when he averaged 17.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 52 games.
Hayward also was plagued by other assorted injuries with the Celtics, breaking a bone in his hand in November and dealing with nerve pain in his foot in December before suffering a Grade 3 sprain of his right ankle in Game 1 of Boston’s first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers inside the NBA’s bubble at the Walt Disney World Resort.
He returned in the middle of the Eastern Conference