Jae Crowder felt disrespected by Celtics fans rooting against him, deletes tweets

The 26-year-old tied his season high with 21 points in the Celtics' 115-104 victory.

Hayward scored a team-high 23 points for the Jazz in Tuesday's loss but was a team-worst minus-21, while Crowder was a Boston-best plus-22 during his floor time.

However, Crowder has taken significant leaps as a shooting threat this season.

"The fan base made a difference for me coming here".

Perhaps the biggest subplot to the 2016-17 season for the Utah Jazz is Gordon Hayward's upcoming free agency. Hayward is set to become a free agent after the current National Basketball Association season, and the thought is that he might consider coming to Boston to play for his former college coach Brad Stevens. There are many things you could read into the crowd's decision to cheer for Hayward, but the most obvious one is this: Hayward is a free agent next year, and Celtics fans would like to see him on their team. "I didn't like that at all", Crowder said, via The Boston Globe.

"I heard the cheering before the game". "I didn't like that at all. I think he's a really good piece to this team". "That sparked a little fire in me".

The Celtics have had interest in acquiring Hayward dating back to 2014, and ESPN.com's Zach Lowe wrote in October they had shown "real interest" in adding the small forward.

"Well Gordon Hayward certainly has better numbers than Jae does", Gorman said. Crowder's response - "I HAVE NO PROBLEM LEAVING IT.!"

He later deleted a tweet insinuating he had no issue parting ways with the Celtics if he felt he wasn't appreciated.

Meanwhile, Hayward seems more concerned with winning games and getting into the playoffs than his summer plans.

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