HoopsHype Gordon Hayward rumors

July 7, 2014 Updates

Another Cavaliers option remains signing Utah restricted free agent Gordon Hayward to an offer sheet, although the organization expects it would offer him less than a max contract, sources said. Nevertheless, the Jazz plan to match a Cavs offer and keep him, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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The Cleveland Cavaliers may or may not offer Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward a hefty contract in free agency. If not, another team around the league could swoop in with a significant offer sheet for the restricted free agent. Ultimately — league sources insist — nothing will be capable of prying Hayward away from the Utah Jazz, as the front office is committed to keeping Hayward in the fold and making him the face of Utah’s rebuild — which is heading into its second season. Salt Lake Tribune

July 2, 2014 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers will not be giving restricted free agent small forward Gordon Hayward an offer sheet after his visit with the team on Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. USA Today Sports

Hayward, 23, is one of the top young free agents on the market, but the widespread belief is that the Utah Jazz would match any offer that comes his way. As USA TODAY Sports reported Monday, Hayward was expected to draw interest from the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, the Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies and others. USA Today Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a meeting scheduled with Utah Jazz restricted free agent Gordon Hayward, league sources confirmed to cleveland.com. However, the Cavs have not yet made a decision on an offer, and the team and Hayward are still in a "get-to-know-you" phase. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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