According to ESPN’s NBA guru Brian Windhorst, the Hornets aren’t just considering the prospect of sending Hayward packing. They also have two first-round picks in the upcoming draft, and it looks like they could use them as leverage in a potential deal: “Keep an eye on the Charlotte Hornets,” Windhorst said. “Now they have two picks in the middle of the draft: picks 13 and 15. People in the league don’t think they’ll make both picks. They might not even choose one or the other. But right now they’re looking to make a deal with one of those picks, combine them with one of the salaries they have in-house. Gordon Hayward is one of the names we hear, potentially to offload cash, potentially to sidestep the draft, as they try to free up salary space for Miles Bridges. He’s a great free agent for them, they have a lot of committed salary.
Source: Paolo Songco @ Clutch Points
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