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NBA Rumors: Gordon Hayward Sign-and-Trade Discussed; Nicolas Batum Deal Linked

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Cover picture for the articleThe Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics are reportedly working on a sign-and-trade deal centered on Gordon Hayward following the Hornets' reported signing of the wing. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal would land Boston a trade exception, but the Hornets are attempting to involve a third team to take Nicolas Batum and his $27 million salary so they can avoid waiving him.