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Gorman: I wouldn't trade Tatum for Leonard

Gorman: I wouldn't trade Tatum for Leonard

So it turns out Tommy Heinsohn isn't the only person saying no to a  Jayson Tatum-for-Kawhi Leonard trade.

Celtics play-by-play announcer Mike Gorman wouldn't do it, either.

"Jayson is a big-time talent," Gorman said Friday morning on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich show. "Everybody around the league that I talk to says . . . it's going to be frightening how good he'll be in his second year."

But that's not all of it.

"There's something not right about that whole situation in San Antoni with Kawhi Leonard," Gorman said, adding: "When something goes south in an atmosphere that players thrive in, it makes you wonder."

Ainge: Hayward doesn't think he'll return this year

Ainge: Hayward doesn't think he'll return this year

On Wednesday's Toucher & Rich radio appearance, Celtics play-by-play announcer Mike Gorman sparked a Gordon Hayward-will-return mania when he speculated that Hayward wouldn't be working out eight or nine hours a day if he wasn't preparing to play again this season.

On Thursday's Toucher & Rich show, Danny Ainge doused those flames.

"I don't believe that Gordon thinks he's going to play. I don't think so, no," he said on his weekly appearance on the 98.5 The Sports Hub program. And he explained why:

"[Hayward's] not even full weight-bearing on his foot doing anything yet," Ainge said. "He is on the AlterG (an anti-gravity treadmill), which is half his body weight, maybe up to 60 percent of his body weight. There's just a long way to go before he can get out on a basketball court.

"And then once he's 100 percent cleared physically, which he's not close to that yet, there's a long process of just getting your mind and your confidence in your foot and overcoming the mental part of it."

So why make such a big public deal of his workouts, as Hayward has been doing?

"I think that Gordon just wants to show everyone when he comes back next year . . . all the work that he put in to get back to who he was when he got here. [And attempt to become an] even better player than he was when he got hurt."

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