The Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz are close to an agreement in which Gordon Hayward will go to Boston in a sign-and-trade with Jae Crowder involved.

A press conference introducing Hayward in Boston is expected within the next two days.

The Celtics need to clear cap space to sign Hayward and a sign-and-trade between the two parties could benefit them both multiple ways.

Crowder is on one of the NBA's best contracts, which means Boston will receive asset compensation in addition to Hayward.