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Gordon Hayward
Gordon Hayward
Position: F
Born: 03/23/90
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:207 lbs. / 93.9 kg.
Salary: $32,700,690
Celtics forward Gordon Hayward said Chinese shoe manufacturer Anta reached out to him this week to stress that the escalating turmoil between the NBA and China to will not affect Hayward’s endorsement deal with the company. “They were like, ‘Hey, our relationship stays the same,’” Hayward told the Globe on Friday. “So that’s kind of what I know about it, and they’ve been nothing but good to me.” Reuters reported this week that Anta said it is halting its contract renewal negotiations with the NBA.
“I haven’t followed everything about it,” Hayward said. “I kind of have an understanding of what’s going on. I think it’s a complicated issue. I know my relationship with them, with Anta, hasn’t changed. I have a great relationship with them. They’ve been really good to me, and after going to China I had a great time and the people there were super nice to me and my family, so that’s kind of all I know about the situation.”
While the buzz out of the Auerbach Center is that Gordon Hayward has regained his pre-injury form, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is doing his best to taper expectations. Ainge and Robert Williams, who both spoke to the media Saturday morning ahead of Boston’s open practice, made it sound like the All-Star version of Hayward has resurfaced. “He’s back to being Gordon,” said Ainge. “He’s just got it back, man,” said Williams.