Let the rumor mill begin.
Then there are the other members of the Best Five. Hayward won’t be opting out of his contract unless he has a long-term extension in place, which will be hard for a 30-year-old with a concerning injury history. Indiana is still home for the Haywards, and with Victor Oladipo looking to move on this offseason, according to sources, and Myles Turner possibly in the same boat, there could be an opportunity for Ainge to move Hayward and the abundance of draft picks in his war chest in a mutually agreeable way.
Oladipo, a career 17 ppg scorer, averaged 14 ppg in 19 appearances for the Pacers this season after recovering from a serious leg injury. He has also played for the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder in his career.