C’s target Gordon Hayward might get max offer from Cavs

There are multiple reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers are meeting with Utah UFA Gordon Hayward and preparing to make a hefty offer.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst says its a max offer:

Cavs believed to be preparing a max offer sheet for restricted free agent Gordon Hayward, sources said. Yahoo reported he is visiting today

— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 2, 2014

What’s the max for Hayward, you ask?

If Cavs make max offer to Gordon Hayward, it would be a four-year, $63m deal starting at $14.8m. He made $3.5m last season.

— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 2, 2014

Holy crap. That type of money makes Jeff Green look like a bargain. 

Green and Hayward have similar stats (except for the fact that Green has plateaued and Hayward is on the rise).

If Green has a kick-ass season, he might be tempted to opt-out of the final year of his deal and seek a raise in free agency.

Jose3030 uncovered this gem from February. Hayward was asked to name his favorite and least favorite cities in the NBA:

Least favorite, I would say, like, especially since I’ve been in the league, probably Cleveland. Cleveland to me is like Gotham City. It’s, like, so dreary, and just, I don’t know, and then ever since LeBron [James] left, I mean, the fans, they’re starting to pick up a little bit more, but I remember my rookie year, there was hardly anybody there.

Ouch. He might have 63 million reasons to change his mind.