The Jazz and Celtics discussed on Wednesday the possibility of including Crowder in a sign-and-trade agreement for Hayward, league sources said, which would be cap beneficial for Boston.
Ultimately, Hayward himself will have to agree to a sign-and-trade, which could be perceived as a farewell gift to the Jazz franchise that drafted and developed him into an NBA All-Star.
The Marcus Smart or Avery Bradley throughout the day on Wednesday. The objective for Boston in doing so is to shed salary to absorb Hayward's new max deal, and shedding Crowder -- who is set to make $6.79 million this year -- makes the most sense from a positional standpoint. With the addition of Hayward and drafting of Duke's Jayson Tatum, the small forward position is loaded with new faces, making Crowder the potential odd man out.to clear cap space for Hayward's max contract that focused on trading either Crowder,
Crowder, who averaged 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game last season, is set to make $7,305,825 next year and $7,813,533 in 2019-20.