Sources: Celtics, Hayward push deadline to Thu.

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The Boston Celtics and forward Gordon Hayward have agreed to push the deadline for his $34 million player option for the 2020-21 season back from its original deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday to 3 p.m. Thursday, league sources told ESPN.

By extending the deadline for another two days, both sides get a chance to assess their options before Hayward needs to make a decision on his future.

Hayward, 30, averaged 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 52 games for Boston this past season, while shooting 50% from the field and 38% from 3-point range. He suffered 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.

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The injury kept him out until midway through the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat.

After signing a four-year max contract in July 2017, Hayward suffered a gruesome foot and ankle injury six minutes into his first game with the Celtics that October. He missed the rest of that season, then struggled at times in 2018-19, his first full season back, before taking a

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