There apparently is a perfectly good explanation to why Gordon Hayward took so long to make his decision on where to play next season — he couldn’t make up his mind, even less than 24 hours before Tuesday’s announcement that he had signed with the Celtics.
According to Hayward’s agent, after meetings and visits with the Youth Cheap Jerseys Heat, Celtics and Jazz, the All-Star forward was still torn on Monday night after a meeting with newly acquired Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio.
“I think after the meeting, he thought, ‘My goodness, how can I leave this?'” Mark Bartelstein told The Vertical. “On Monday night he was very much leaning toward staying in Utah, but he had just been through this whirlwind tour in three days. He woke up on Tuesday, still not really sure what he wanted to do.”
The Clippers traded point guard Chris Paul to Houston earlier this week, but signing Griffin proves they aren’t ready to throw in the towel just yet.
ESPN.com reported the Celtics are discussing trades involving forward Jae Crowder and guards Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley with multiple teams. Crowder is owed $21.9 million over the next three seasons, while Bradley ($8.8 million) and Smart ($4.5 million) each have one year remaining on their contracts.
Bouton is sort of in and out these days. One minute, he’ll seem lucid, the next, forgetful and illogical.
“The blessing is there’s no physical pain,” Kurman said. “The awful blow is the very thing which enabled him to write ‘Ball Four’ is mangled — something he prides himself on, and he’s not going to get back to that level again.”
Said Bouton, “I can’t write a simple sentence. … It’s garbled. It’s not interesting. I almost have to explain why it sounds so flat.”