Hayward traded a little bit of immediate salary for a lot more long-term guaranteed money with the new contract, reported Saturday by my ESPN colleague Adrian Wojnarowski, when he decided Thursday to decline a $32.4 million player option for 2020-21.
Will adding Hayward and No. 3 overall pick LaMelo Ball help the Hornets get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016?
And how can the Celtics regroup after losing a third high-profile free agent in the past two years? Let's take a look.