Gordon Hayward is the biggest NBA free agent not named Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant (and we knew where they were going) left to make his decision, and it appears he will wait until Independence Day to let people know whether he'll play for the Jazz, Celtics or Heat next season.
According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Hayward wants to sleep on the decision before revealing his choice on the Fourth of July.
Gordon Hayward will sleep on his decision to go to Utah, Boston, or Miami, I'm told. Another July 4 declaration it is...— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 4, 2017
Tuesday will be the one-year anniversary of Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors, which dramatically shook the landscape of the NBA and contributed to the Warriors winning their second title in three years. Durant revealed his choice in a Players Tribune essay called, "My Next Chapter," which has been parodied countless times since.
Hayward reportedly is having a tough time making up his mind, and after he picks his team there will be plenty of corresponding moves from the teams who miss out on him, and around the league.
Hayward has progressed steadily in his first seven NBA seasons, all with the Jazz, but had a breakout season in 2016-17. He was named to his first All-Star team, and averaged 21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 40 percent from 3-point range.