Word has circulated amongst rival front offices that 32-year-old swingman Gordon Hayward would be interested in a change of scenery this offseason, although a source close to Hayward said that he's primarily focused on recovering from his injured foot, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.
The Charlotte Hornets enter tonight’s play-in tournament battle in Atlanta with questions about Mitch Kupchak’s future running the front office, Miles Bridges’ lucrative next contract and Gordon Hayward’s status with the franchise. More at @BR_NBA: https://t.co/rLM6pNl03p— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) April 13, 2022
ANALYSIS: It is unfortunate that it turned out this way for Hayward. He's had some of the worst luck imaginable in the past several years seeing how he seems to get injured just as the playoffs roll around these past few years. A change of scenery might be good for him if Charlotte ultimately decides their best course of action right now is to develop their young talent.