Woj just had something on the tweets today that said Hayward was a FA target for the Celtics. Most had guessed all along this was so, but Woj is just putting his imprint on it. He also had previously said a Butler deal was likely at the trade deadline, FWIW.
Woj added that he didn't think it had anything to do with Ainge's inactivity at the trade deadline. I have to wonder about that. Signing Hayward for $30M or so is going to be a tight fit for Ainge, and maybe he just didn't want to mess with the roster.
I can easily see a scenario where he signs Hayward, drafts a top guard with the Nets pick, unloads AJ, Zeller, KO, etc. Revamps up front with Zizic and the French kid. The only conflict is Crowder vs Hayward at the 3. Maybe Hayward plays the 2 and Bradley gets traded.