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.
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: