Celtics trying to add both Paul George, Gordon Hayward

Celtics trying to add both Paul George, Gordon Hayward

The Boston Celtics are pursuing an aggressive summer plan of sequencing the signing of free agent Gordon Hayward and relinquishing the assets needed to complete a trade for Paul George, league sources told The Vertical. Wojnarowski says for salary cap purposes, the Celtics want to finalize a commitment from Hayward when free agency begins before making the Paul George trade with the Pacers. For the time being, the Pacers are focused on making a trade with the Celtics, who have some of the best assets in the National Basketball Association.

While the Cavaliers continue to be on radio silence, the Boston Celtics are reportedly trying to add not one, but two All-Stars in this offseason. They would need to shed some salaries. Hayward could also elect to stay with the Utah Jazz.

After he was drafted ninth overall by the Jazz in 2010, Hayward emerged as the franchise's newest superstar. "IN is desirous of the young players and future draft picks that Boston is uniquely able to offer the Pacers for George". The Pacers might not be willing to wait until the start of free agency to make a deal. The sides were growing close to a deal on draft night, but a third-team scenario fell through late in the evening that stalled talks.

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IN has been focused on trying to complete a deal with Boston for George, league sources told The Vertical.

As is the case with any of these kind of potential blockbuster moves - especially with the Celtics, who seem to always be at the table - it's important to have some restraint.

Several teams are eyeing the services of George but they are wary that he might leave after one season, exercising the player option in his contract.

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