Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 12/27/14
The Charlotte Hornets pulled a tactic to land a coveted free agent this Summer. The Hornets offered Utah Jazz restricted free agent, Gordon Hayward, a deal that would land the 24-year old wing in Charlotte for four-years. The deal was worth a reported $63 million, and the Jazz had three days to match if they planned to keep Hayward locked up. Reports were all over the place, as many analysts and fans didn’t expect the Jazz to match a deal of that magnitude. Apparently the Jazz felt differently and have decided to match the offer. Utah has informed Charlotte that the four-year, $63 million offer sheet for Gordon Hayward has been matched, league source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2014 The Jazz sent Hornets notification this morning, source tells Yahoo Sports. Hayward will sign a four-year, $63M deal with Jazz today. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2014 Free Agency has already been a good one, and this deal solidifies Utah’s future a bit more, as they keep a starting member of a young, and promising roster. The Jazz selected guard, Dante Exum, with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Jazz could feature a starting lineup of Trey Burke, Dante Exum, Gordon Hayward at the same time in 2014-15. This young, explosive cast could be one of the NBA’s most exciting trios to watch next season. The post Jazz break the bad news to the Hornets appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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