Kyle Lowry is off the free-agent market, having decided to re-sign with the Raptors.
Lowry agreed to a new three-year, $100 million Cheap Professional Sports Jerseys deal, ESPN.com reported.
The Celtics were long considered the top suitor for Hayward with his former Butler coach Brad Stevens now in Boston. But a late push from Miami executive Pat Riley muddled Hayward’s future in recent weeks.
“He felt Miami was the spot for him,” Bartelstein said about Hayward’s visit to the Heat on Saturday.
“He was enamored with it. And then the next day, he was in Boston. Obviously there’s a relationship with Brad Stevens… and really the same thing happened in Boston. He was wowed by the presentation that was put together. When he left Boston, he thought for sure that was the place for him.”
The 6-8 Hayward averaged 21.9 points per game last season Cheap Qpr Jerseys while shooting just under 40 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. Boston desperately needed to find another shooter, one who could stretch the floor and create more room for Isaiah Thomas.
“He felt Boston was the best place for where he is in his life and his career,” Bartelstein said of Hayward. “[But the decision] was gut-wrenching for him.”
There will be an effort to get McCaffrey involved in a variety of ways. Creativity in his usage is critical to the level of his immediate impact. Newton has never had a short passing weapon of this caliber, and it’s up to offensive coordinator Mike Shula to find the perfect balance in McCaffrey’s snaps and plays.
There’s no more Mike Tolbert, but Fozzy Whitaker, Cameron Artis-Payne and Jalen Simmons for now round out the position. McCaffrey’s drafting and Stewart’s retention mean the low-upside Artis-Payne faces an uphill battle to stay on the roster.