According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula, Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward is receiving “strong interest” from Nike, New Balance, and Chinese sneaker brand Anta. The fourth company interested in Hayward has not yet been reported.
Gordon Hayward is receiving strong interest from 4 sneaker brands. In addition to interest from Nike and New Balance, Chinese brand Anta is pitching the Celtics All-Star with a multi-year shoe deal offer this evening in San Diego. pic.twitter.com/yZOq9iEJhW— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) August 20, 2018
DePaula has reported that Anta will offer Hayward a multi-year deal on Monday night in San Diego, California. Klay Thompson, Rajon Rondo, and Chandler Parsons are all currently under contract with Anta.
Prior to signing on with Nike, Hayward was with Chinese brand Peak during the second year of his NBA career. The 28-year-old’s current deal with Nike expires prior to the start of this season.