In what has turned into a three-way bidding war for Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward between Miami, Boston and Utah, it appears Hayward will take his talents to Miami, first — for a visit.
Pat Riley and his staff will meet with Hayward on Saturday, with the Jazz set to sit down with their star forward on Monday, according to the The Salt Lake Tribune.
Miami Heat reportedly first up with Gordon Hayward in three-team race for Jazz forward. https://t.co/GmTJkjdN3f
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) June 28, 2017
Boston is expected to meet with Hayward at some point also.
Aside from the Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Hayward is considered the top prize of the 2017 free agent class.
With Chris Paul off the market after joining Houston, the pursuit of both Hayward and Griffin will be even more of a priority for clubs competing for their services.
It has been rumored that Miami wants to sign both Hayward and Griffin, and if that happens, the Heat will be major winners this offseason.
NBA Free Agency begins July 1 at 12:01 a.m. ET.