Listen: Ainge says Hayward doesn't think he's playing this season

The plot thickens.

In a narrative that's already taken on the kind of momentum a DeMarcus Cousins trade rumor had, we now have Danny Ainge echoing Brad Stevens regarding Gordon Hayward's potential return this season, a day after the voice of the Boston Celtics Mike Gorman extolling his certainty Hayward would be suiting up given his intense work towards that end.

Are you buying it? Is he done for the season, or is this just due diligence to keep the pressure off? I personally think it the former, though I am not ruling out a return just yet, either. Let us know what you think is going on in the comment section below.
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