The rumors of a potential trade between the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers have been rumbling all offseason long. Gordon Hayward has always been at the center of those rumors. Even with the 2020 NBA Draft already having come and gone, could the two teams come together on a trade?
Hayward has been a player of interest for the Pacers for years. Back when they had Paul George, Indiana was hoping to pair Hayward with George. That never ended up happening because George forced his way out of Indiana.
As for the Celtics, they will likely be forced to move Hayward this offseason. He does not seem happy with his role and is ready for a change of scenery. Hayward returning home to Indiana seems like a very beneficial deal for all parties involved.
While the rumors always had the Celtics attaching some draft capital along with Hayward heading to the Pacers for Myles Turner, they could still swing a deal.
Let’s take a look at an extremely intriguing potential trade that would send Hayward from the Celtics to the Pacers.