However, Hayward’s agent Mark Bartelstein offered this comment to ESPN around 2:30 p.m. ET: “Gordon hasn’t made a decision yet. We are still working through it.”
Boston’s big-name commitment on the free agent market is the team’s second in as many years. The Celtics signed Al Horford last year.
The Jazz endured a difficult Tuesday with point guard George Hill agreeing to a three-year, $57 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, according to The Vertical. Hill averaged a career-best 16.9 points to go along with 4.2 assists in 49 games last season due to an assortment of injuries.
Hayward met with Miami on Saturday and Boston the following day before a contingent from the Jazz — including the recently acquired Ricky Rubio — met with Hayward at his home in San Diego on Monday.
The 27-year-old Hayward will command a maximum salary after opting out of the final season of his contract.
Hayward averaged a career-best 21.9 points and 5.4 rebounds to go along with 3.5 assists last season for the Jazz, who made their first playoff appearance since 2012.