Report: Cavaliers will offer Gordon Hayward max contract
The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to offer Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward a max contract, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
Cavs believed to be preparing a max offer sheet for restricted free agent Gordon Hayward, sources said. Yahoo reported he is visiting today — Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 2, 2014
Since Hayward is a restricted free agent, the Jazz would have the opportunity to match any offer the Cavs extended.
Hayward, 24, has played four seasons in the NBA. Last year he averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 assists and five rebounds per game.
In addition to Cleveland, Hayward has also been linked to Boston, where his college coach Brad Stevens now coaches.