First they had him. Then they didn't. Then they did again. 

Such was the saga of Gordon Hayward's July 4th decision to join the Boston Celtics.

 After a few hours of confusion and contradicting claims on social media, Hayward took to
Derek Jeter's Players' Tribune website to set the record straight, bid farewell to Utah and announce his decision to join the C's.

Hayward's decision, which was helped in large part by his close relationship with Celtics head coach Brad Stevens who coached him at Butler, further solidifies Boston as a true power in the Eastern Conference. 

Joining forces with Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford and the team's plethora of young talent, Hayward helps the C's get that much closer to slaying the dragon that is the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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