Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward still has a soft spot for his former team, the Utah Jazz.

But only its players.

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The Celtics and Jazz will face off for the first time this season on Friday, and Hayward had a message for his former team, per Chris Forsberg of ESPN.

It's always fun to see players who have changed cities to rail against their former teams in some way, shape or form. In this case, Hayward is mostly having fun with the Jazz, saying that he wants to see them blown out by his current team.

It will be interesting to see how fans respond to Hayward wanting to hang out with his former Jazz teammates. Many times, fans don't like any fraternization with players who used to play together or are supposed to have some kind of rivalry.

The Celtics are the best team in the Eastern Conference right now, while the Jazz are fighting for a playoff spot at this point in the season and do not have a winning record.

If anything, the Celtics probably will blow out the Jazz on Friday. But is it going to be by 40?

Most likely not. The Jazz are a good defensive team. But it probably won't be pretty.