Restricted free agent forward Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four-year, $63 million max offer from the Hornets, giving the Utah Jazz three days to match.
Per the Charlotte Observer:
Gordon Hayward, the gifted small forward from the Utah Jazz, wants to be a Charlotte Hornet.
Hayward will sign an offer sheet with the Hornets Thursday, once the NBA moratorium ends. Hayward is expected to sign a maximum deal, which would guarantee him $63 million over four years.
Reportedly, a player option for the fourth year of the deal and a 15 percent trade kicker are expected to be included in the offer sheet.
According to reports, the Utah Jazz are expected to match and retain Gordon Hayward.
Jazz prepared for possibility of max sheet for Hayward and remain unwavering about revelation it's coming: They plan to match and keep him.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2014