Gordon Hayward lastly broke his silence about the real factor he pulled out of his agreement with the Boston Celtics and accepted an offer from the Charlotte Hornets this previous offseason.

Ahead of his Hornets launching against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, the 30-year-old swingman said he desired a fresh start, per Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

” I wanted a new beginning. I desired a location where I might try to optimize who I was as a basketball gamer,” the brand-new Hornets forward said. “Boston has a lot of fantastic gamers, especially on the wing position: Men who can do a great deal of different things, like myself.

” I just wanted to sort of maximize what I was.”

Prior to joining the Celtics back in 2017, Gordon Hayward was utilized to being the main man with the Utah Jazz. The 6-foot-7 swingman eventually figured in an injury-riddled three-year remain in Beantown. Hayward ultimately took a rear seat with the emergence of Celtics young stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. The arrival of Kemba Walker last season even relegated him as the group’s fourth alternative.

Hayward averaged solid varieties of 17.5 points on 50.0 percent shooting from the field and 38.3 percent from 3, together with 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 helps in 52 video games last year.

While it’s baffling for some why Hayward would choose a restoring scenario in Charlotte over an ensured contender in Boston, there’s truly nothing incorrect with wishing to become your own guy again. Then once again, most experts believe the one-time All-Star’s greatest inspiration was the enormous four-year, $120 million contract the Hornets provided him. Hayward opted out of the remaining $34.2 million on his deal with Boston.

Provided his comprehensive injury history in the last few seasons, perhaps he wanted to get monetary security in the coming years. Hayward will undoubtedly be the leading man in Charlotte, alongside the ornets’ appealing novice LaMelo Ball.

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