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Report: Celtics, Jazz Could Do Sign-and-Trade For Hayward

Boston and Utah could work out a trade, according to a report.

The Celtics need to create some cap space in order to sign their prized free agent, Gordon Hayward, to the maximum contract (four years, $128 million) he agreed to.

Boston is reportedly actively shopping a couple of key players (Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, Avery Bradley) in order to create the necessary room, according to ESPN.

The Utah Jazz might be the team the Celtics end up trading with.

According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah is open to a potential sign-and-trade with Boston involving Hayward.

Hayward, though, would have to agree to the sign-and-trade in order for it to happen.

The Celtics were reportedly talking to half a dozen teams about a possible trade to clear space during the day on Wednesday.