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It’s finally official: Gordon Hayward signs 4-year, maximum deal with Celtics

Golden State Warriors v Utah Jazz - Game Three

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 6: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Utah Jazz looks on against the Golden State Warriors in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 6, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (AP) — Gordon Hayward is officially a Boston Celtic.

The Celtics announced Friday that Hayward has signed his four-year, maximum deal. It comes 10 days after he chose Boston over Utah and Miami in free agency.

Hayward, who will earn about $128 million, was one of the top free agents available and joins a Celtics team that advanced to the Eastern Conference finals last season.

Hayward was an All-Star last season for the Jazz and averaged 21.9 points. He rejoins Celtics coach Brad Stevens, who coached Hayward in college at Butler.

Landing Hayward was not only a coup for the Celtics, but for the Eastern Conference as a whole. This summer has seen Western Conference teams load up to try to defeat the Warriors, and the vast majority of high-profile roster moves have occurred in the East.