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Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?

I wish we had made another decision
14 (35%)
I am still happy with his signing
26 (65%)

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Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:21:11 PM »

Offline jambr380

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UPDATED: Former poll results from October, a blistering: 86-7 for signing Hayward. Have you changed your mind?

Another cold 'harded' poll (sorry KGLL  ;) )

Of course this is based entirely on hindsight. There are many reasons you may want to change your mind on his signing:

More flexibility for future re-signings like Rozier/Morris; other FA signings to make up for the allotment of 30% of our cap space (either last year or in the future); perhaps you wanted DA to trade for George instead.

It is an awful thing to say, but the thought has gone through everybody's heads. What if he's never the same again - are you guys okay with the [significant] cap space he's taking up?

I love Hayward as a player and am still holding out hope that he will once again reach an all-star level, but I can't help but wonder what we could do (or could have done) with max cap space on an already incredible roster - it just doesn't seem fair.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 09:08:11 PM by jambr380 »

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 11:31:11 PM »

Offline GreenEnvy

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You do know he was the best (actual) free agent out there, right?

Since you took the time to create this post, did you think of the other options? Who would you have signed instead?

We wouldn’t have been able to roll over the max cap space to this offseason, so who would you have preferred last summer?
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Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 11:44:46 PM »

Offline RJ87

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it just doesn't seem fair.

Is this why other fanbases hate us?
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Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 11:44:57 PM »

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Really? It's never crossed my mind

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 11:46:38 PM »

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You do know he was the best (actual) free agent out there, right?

Since you took the time to create this post, did you think of the other options? Who would you have signed instead?

We wouldn’t have been able to roll over the max cap space to this offseason, so who would you have preferred last summer?

Paul Millsap. George Hill. Danilo Gallanari? LOL

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 11:48:52 PM »

Offline ETNCeltics

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He's a great player coming off a serious injury. Come 2nd half of the season he'll be a big reason we're elevated from good to great if he's healthy.

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 11:49:22 PM »

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You do know he was the best (actual) free agent out there, right?

Since you took the time to create this post, did you think of the other options? Who would you have signed instead?

We wouldn’t have been able to roll over the max cap space to this offseason, so who would you have preferred last summer?

Paul Millsap. George Hill. Danilo Gallanari? LOL
50 games over a 4 year spell from Gallo would be awesome!  ;)

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 12:15:13 AM »

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He's the perfect cog in the system. We need a facilitator, switch defender knockdown shooter. That's what he is.

Stars like Hayward don't become available for the Celtics every year. Everyone wants to go to La golden state or ny

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 12:27:36 AM »

Offline straightouttabahstun

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Nah. At the time when we signed him, we expected him to be a clear cut #2 (or even possibly #1) scorer on a team where Isaiah Thomas took MANY shots while the rest of team shot threes and played defense because the talent level wasn’t there. All of a sudden, Kyrie is available and Brown and Tatum are about 2-3 years ahead of schedule development-wise. Sometimes that just happens. Luckily Gordon can facilitate at a high level and will likely end up a wing version of Horford. I still think he’ll have his moments where he scores a ton, just not as much as the other 3 scorers in the starting unit.

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2018, 12:54:19 AM »

Offline konkmv

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Hayward will be fine... horford style fine... will not score for us much as in utah but will grow as a leader... we have 3 2way  wings everbody would like

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2018, 01:39:55 AM »

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I just wish Horford and Hayward could win a ring with the Celtics this year. Two max contract players that were inked by the Celtics. Horford deserves a ring for his experiences and plays. Hayward coming in, hopefully he'll be able to fit right in with the young studs. Make it happen, Stevens.

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 01:56:01 AM »

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No because by the time jaylen or jayson is traded for AD he will be prime
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Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2018, 02:38:09 AM »

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I can see it now... A poll in a year's time.

Do you regret signing Kyrie Irving to a supermax contract.
😕😔

By the way.. Who are the others you are talking about who regretted the Hayward signing?...

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 03:41:24 AM »

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32 to maybe your one, jamb. Guess almost no one but you thought about what it would have been like not to sign Hayward because it wasn't fair that he got hurt.

Re: Do You Wish We Had Never Signed Hayward?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2018, 03:55:43 AM »

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32 to maybe your one, jamb. Guess almost no one but you thought about what it would have been like not to sign Hayward because it wasn't fair that he got hurt.
This is probably the most one-sided poll I've ever seen on CelticsStrong/CelticsBlog

 

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