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Chuck Hayes fails physical; Kings void contract

Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:25 pm
Edited on: December 19, 2011 3:34 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverchuck-hayes-kings

Sacramento Kings president Geoff Petrie announced in a brief statement on Monday that free agent center Chuck Hayes, signed last week to a contract worth a reported $21 million over four years, will not join the team this season for medical reasons.

"This morning, in one of the most heartbreaking moments of my professional or personal life, Chuck Hayes was notified that he failed his physical exam with the Sacramento Kings," Petrie's statement read. "Subsequent to that, the contract signed on December 9th has been voided. At Chuck’s request, we will have no further comment at this time."

The Sacramento Bee reported earlier this week that Hayes was undergoing tests on his heart after a stress test revealed an undisclosed abnormality.

Hayes, 28, is a 6-year NBA veteran who spent his entire career, until this offseason, playing for the Houston Rockets. An undersized center with a major motor, Hayes has posted career averages of 4.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 424 NBA games. He was expected to get major minutes in Sacramento as part of a frontline that also includes DeMarcus Cousins, J.J. Hickson, Jason Thompson and Travis Outlaw.

The Boston Celtics announced last weekend that forward Jeff Green did not pass his physical and will undergo open heart surgery that will force him to miss the entire 2011-2012 season.
Comments

Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:59 am
 

Chuck Hayes fails physical; Kings void contract

   total bummer...lets hope the cardiologist[s] can solve his problem[s]...Cleveland Clinic my man...the NBA is a better league w/ guys like Chuck Hayes around the basket. Get well and come back soon.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Chuck Hayes fails physical; Kings void contract

At an otherwise weak position for fantasy, Hayes helped me win in two leagues last year when my autodraft centers (Kaman, Hibbert) bombed out.  If Hibbert had half Hayes' heart . . . .



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Chuck Hayes fails physical; Kings void contract

One of my favorite Rockets of all time. Sorry you're not going to get the big payday you've more than earned Chuck Wagon, but it definitely beats the alternative.



Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Chuck Hayes fails physical; Kings void contract

Ditto.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Chuck Hayes fails physical; Kings void contract

Puts things in perspective... there are things more important than money. 

Medically, Hayes may have a defective heart, but he sure had plenty of heart in his game. 



Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Chuck Hayes fails physical; Kings void contract

Played against him in HS and worked with his sister.  Got me tickets to a rockets vs kings game a couple years back.  Couldnt have happened to nicer guy.  Hope all goes well and my prayers are with him!




Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Chuck Hayes fails physical; Kings void contract

Tell me I'm getting $5 million dollars a year to play basketballl and my heart's going to beat a little irregular too, as currently it costs me a couple hundred $ to play.


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