Scott Fowler

July 9, 2014 9:03 PM

Gordon Hayward gamble worth the risk for Charlotte Hornets

Is Gordon Hayward really worth the “max contract” the Charlotte Hornets have offered him? Yes and no. But this obvious overpayment is about the only way in the NBA that you can get a guy who averaged 16 points, five assists and five rebounds last season with the Utah Jazz and is healthy and only 24 years old.

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