BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Celtics will aggressively pursue signing Gordon Hayward in free agency and landing Paul George in a trade with the Indiana Pacers, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

And it looks like Adam Kaufman was onto something this weekend.

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Kaufman reported that he was “hearing” the Celtics were working on acquiring George with a three-year contract extension in place, under the condition that the Celtics also sign Hayward.

On Tuesday, Wojnarowski — the most respected and accurate reporter in basketball — confirmed essentially the same story.

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“For salary-cap purposes, Boston wants a Hayward commitment before it can finalize a trade for George and secure the most dynamic free-agent coup in franchise history,” Wojnarowski wrote.

Wojnarowski said that the Celtics have a growing confidence” that they could get George to sign a contract extension instead of becoming a free agent following the 2017-18 season.

The Pacers’ search for the best available deal could delay the process and perhaps disrupt the Celtics’ plans entirely, according to Wojnarowksi. The Celtics and Pacers were close to a deal on draft night, according to Wojnarowski, but a third team involved ended up causing a breakdown.

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Wojnarowski also noted that if the Celtics cannot acquire Hayward, there are plans in place to pursue Blake Griffin and still trade for George.