NBA Twitter explodes with reactions to Gordon Hayward opting out of Celtics contract

Justin Leger
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NBA Twitter reacts to Hayward opting out of C's contract originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Gordon Hayward surprised many Thursday evening when he decided to opt out of his $34.2 million Boston Celtics contract.

Hayward now will become a free agent and can sign with any team. The Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks have been named as potential free-agent destinations, but it's worth noting a sign-and-trade or a restructured contract with the C's are both still possible.

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As expected, the Twitterverse was sent into a frenzy upon hearing the Hayward news. Here were some of the immediate reactions to Hayward potentially putting an end to his career in Boston: