Brad Stevens says he talked to Gordon Hayward like he usually did all season and backed off in recent weeks, telling Hayward to reach out if he needs anything. He said he and the Celtics will respect any decision he makes ahead of his player option deadline on Thursday at 5. Stevens also talked about Danny Ainge picking two shooters in Aaron Nesmith and Payton Prichard and how he’ll integrate them into Boston in 35 days with no Summer League.
Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge answered questions on the two Celtics draft picks and the future of Gordon Hayward. Hayward decides his player option today as rumors swirl about the Hawks and Pacers trying to acquire him.