It looked like free agent forward Chuck Hayes would be making a return to the Sacramento Kings after agreeing to a four year, 21 million dollar deal. Then when the time came for a physical, the Kings' doctor said Hayes was at risk for heart problems so the Kings voided the deal.
Yesterday, Hayes visited one of the premiere cardiovascular medical clinics in Cleveland where he has been cleared to continue playing professional basketball. With Hayes still a free agent, the Kings will try to restructure a new deal, but other teams are interested, including the San Antonio Spurs, in Hayes too according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
Agent Calvin Andrews tells Y! Sports Sac frontrunner to sign Chuck Hayes, but Hou, SA, Minny in mix too. Decision likely to come after Xmas.
Last season with the Kings, Hayes averaged 7.9 points per game, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 53% from the field. Hayes would be even smaller than DeJuan Blair at center as he measures at a 6'6" and 250 lbs.
With Antonio McDyess retiring, the Spurs are left with a very thin front-line of Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, Blair, and Matt Bonner. The team also played camp invitees Gani Lawal and Frank Hassell in last night's preseason win over the Houston Rockets.
Come on, Chuck Hayes for real Chuck Hayes, we not talking about Nene we talking about Chuck Hayes, not Samuel Dalmbert but Chuck Hayes not Chris Kaman,we talking about Chuck Hayes not a guy that can score and dominate the paint we looking at Chuck Hayes,Chuck Hayes for real Chuck Hayes not a 6'11-7'0 foot big,but Chuck Hayes we talking about Chuck Hayes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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@JohnAbney He's basically another Dejuan Blair same type of player, if Blair played more minutes he could average more then Hayes ever will.
@ZILLA@JohnAbney he is somewhat like blair and yes offensively blair could and likely will average much more then him, but blair isnt going to be a double digit rebounder and hayes actually KNOWS how to play defense and how to do so with his small size effectively. and in addition to that, you where complaining about hayesbeing picked over players not on the team lime sam d, kaman and nene all of which where/are completely out of the spurs financial reach. no changing the topic of your complaint in the middle, stay on topic no. lol. bottom line chuk hayes would easily be a rotation big, HOPEFULLY taking bonners minutes. he is very much like an oberto type guy who is always in the right place at the right time.
The chuck Waggon isn't 7' tall but his defense is very good, and his motor is good. His iq is solid too. I like it.
@JohnAbney Yeah, although it might be hard to see, he has the ability to guard guys like Gasol. Should obviously try to sway him to sign. You are right about the iq. Also, very mobile as a big since he is small.
I actually kind of like him tbh. He is an excellent post defender, even though he's even smaller than blair. I know you guys want some size, but I am actually pretty high on this guy. With the right price, I wouldn't mind seeing this guy on the spurs.
Hey, Hayes is short and already the spurs has blair. Let the kings have him and be content with what you have - the d-league players. What's wrong with Hassell, Lawal and Zeller? True, they are young, raw and inexperience but in time they will learn. Hassell and Lawal are both 6'9" and Zeller a legitimaste 6'11". Let them be spurs!
Zeller is a poor man's bonner. That is what is wrong with him. I like the other guys. I have been more impressed with our wings though, like Anderson.@rtesoro440
Then let Anderson man the interior. Zeller has the size and he can learn. Now Lawal is waived. It is a matter of time before Hassell and Zeller are waived. Take in Hayes and have another Blair.
@rtesoro440 Look, I know you want some size, but Hayes is actually a pretty good big man. Having said that, it's unlikely Hayes will sign with the spurs since other teams will give him more money. I think he is much better than most 7'0 guys in the league. Blair isn't as bad as you are making him. He just plays like no defense, but brings some nice energy(just a terrible combination with bonner though). Splitter seems like he's pretty good. I think pop will probably keep either Hassell or Zeller so no need to worry too much. Not sure whether you watched the game, but I sort of knew Lawal would be waived. He actually played pretty well, but Pop seemed to only pay attention to Hassell, and it seemed like Lawal never tried to learn the system. I thought he played alright though. This whole big men thing is an issue, but actually not as much as you are making it. I think Splitter might surprise you a little bit throughout the season. The spurs just need somebody to take some of Bonner's minutes so that his weaknesses will not be so apparent, that is all.
Agreed. But the spurs are waiving big men. It prefers short shooting guards and small forwards over big men. Lawal was waived and pretty soon so will Hassell and Zeller.
It's probably better for the Kings that Chuck Hayes did not pass his physical. he was not that great anyways and it's debatable whether he would be usefull for the Spurs since they already have u similar player in Dejuan Blair.
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