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Isaiah Thomas Says Problems Between Gordon Hayward, Jae Crowder Are Over

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 8, 2017

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3:  Gordon Hayward #20 of the Utah Jazz drives to the basket against Jae Crowder #99 of the Boston Celtics during the game on January 3, 2017 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas told CSN New England on Friday he believes problems between Gordon Hayward and Jae Crowder will soon be a thing of the past.

"We trying to win a championship, so we put all that aside," Thomas said. "We're gonna try to figure this thing out sooner rather than later and then try to compete for a championship. All those other things, I think it goes out the window now that you're teammates."

In January, Crowder vented to reporters about Boston fans cheering for Hayward before the Celtics' 115-104 win over the Utah Jazz.

"I heard the cheering [for Hayward] before the game," Crowder said Jan. 3, per CSNNE. " I didn't like that at all. I think that was a sign of disrespect to me from the fans. That sparked a little fire in me."

Crowder's frustration also spilled over on Twitter:

JAE CROWDER @CJC9BOSS

HOME TEAM FANS CHEERING FOR THE OPPOSING PLAYERS NOW.. AW MAN OK... SMH BUT GOOD WIN FELLAS ONTO THE NEXT ONE.!!

But now that the two are teammates, Crowder can put those events in the rearview mirror and focus on teaming up with Hayward—who plans to sign a four-year, $128 million deal, per The Vertical's Shams Charania—to try to dethrone the Cleveland Cavaliers atop the Eastern Conference.

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