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Chuck Hayes
Chuck Hayes
Position: F
Born: 06/11/83
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:242 lbs. / 109.8 kg.
James finally put on a Soldiers uniform to play with their under-17 team, which included forward-center Chuck Hayes, now a 10-year NBA veteran, during the 2000 Elite 8 tournament in Berkeley. Andrews said he could immediately tell James was special because of the way he quickly learned the plays and counter plays. “I was like, ‘Wow, this kid is a freshman and he can do it like this,’ ” Andrews said. “He was like 6-4, decent build but wiry. His game consisted of jumpers, layups and solid basketball then.”
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While James was a local basketball star in Akron, Ohio, at that time, he was largely unknown to the rest of the nation when he came to play in a tournament for the AAU Oakland Soldiers in 2000. The Soldiers were founded in 1990 in the Oakland suburb of Richmond. Twenty-five years later, it has now grown into an AAU powerhouse with alumni that include James, Chauncey Billups, Brandon Jennings, Leon Powe, Aaron Gordon, Chuck Hayes, Jabari Brown, Kendrick Perkins and Stanley Johnson. Fifteen years after first playing for the Soldiers, James returns to the Bay Area to lead his Cleveland Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. “It’s amazing because that part of his life he never talks about publicly,” Olivier said. “But I thought we had some good times and we still talk about it.”
The Raptors have five ending contracts: Amir Johnson ($7 million), Landry Fields ($6.25 million), Chuck Hayes ($5.95 million), Lou Williams ($5.45 million) and Tyler Hansbrough ($3.32 million). It’s unlikely the Raptors look at anything involving Williams, but it seems that any combination of the others would get traction from Toronto’s side. The Raptors do own almost all of their future picks both in the first round and the second round, with their 2015 second going to Atlanta as the only traded pick at this point. The Raptors do have a couple of pick swap options, but for the most part they have draft picks to play with if so inclined.
For players whose bodies take a pounding game in and game out over the course of an 82-game season, and who criss-cross the continent on road trips, the extra few hours of sleep is very much welcomed, says Raptors veteran Chuck Hayes. Often times, teams will have just landed the evening before a game, or have played the first leg of a back to back. Players have also been known to enjoy the nightlife. But whatever reason they’ve been up late, Hayes says the extra time snoozing instead of being at a morning shootaround is a big help. “Younger guys might want to go out, but it’s always better to get more sleep,” said Hayes.
Casey said the Raptors are still waiting word from the Cleveland Clinic on the medical tests conducted on big man Chuck Hayes. It’s unclear whether Hayes will be cleared to make his Toronto debut on Wednesday. Casey says Hayes will need to get back into game shape, after being out of action for the past couple of weeks while he awaited clearance. Though Hayes is known for his post defence, Casey and Johnson both singled out his passing ability when considering what Hayes will bring to the table. “Back in his Houston days, I remember he was definitely a great passer,” Johnson said “He’s an excellent quarterback with the basketball,” added Casey.
Casey said the Raptors are still waiting word from the Cleveland Clinic on the medical tests conducted on big man Chuck Hayes. It’s unclear whether Hayes will be cleared to make his Toronto debut on Wednesday. Casey says Hayes will need to get back into game shape, after being out of action for the past couple of weeks while he awaited clearance. Though Hayes is known for his post defence, Casey and Johnson both singled out his passing ability when considering what Hayes will bring to the table.
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It’s going to be another couple of games before Raptors fans get their first look at Chuck Hayes in Toronto colours. The 6-foot-6 centre, acquired along with Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and John Salmons in the Rudy Gay deal with the Sacramento Kings, had a previous heart issue and has to undergo a baseline test at the Cleveland Clinic before Raptors doctors will let him play. The delay does not hold up anyone else involved in the deal. All seven participants have taken and passed physicals. The test for Hayes is at the Raptors’ insistence.
The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have acquired guard Greivis Vasquez (GRAY-vis VASS-kezs), guard-forward John Salmons (SAL-mons), and forwards Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forwards Rudy Gay and Quincy Acy and centre Aaron Gray. “We thank Rudy, Aaron and Quincy for their time here. They were great professionals and strong community ambassadors of the Raptors,” said Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri. “The trade gives us good flexibility and more certainty as we plan for our future.”
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The Sacramento Kings today acquired forwards Rudy Gay and Quincy Acy along with center Aaron Gray from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for guard Greivis Vasquez and forwards John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. “We’re excited to welcome these additions to our team,” said D’Alessandro. “In Rudy we’ve acquired one of the league’s proven scorers while Aaron and Quincy provide size and depth in our frontcourt. We also appreciate the contributions and efforts that John, Chuck, Greivis and Patrick made to the Kings organization. We all wish them the very best moving forward.”
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The Toronto Raptors have agreed to send small forward Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in a seven-player deal, a person with knowledge of the trade confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. While the Kings are expected to receive Gay, center Aaron Gray, and small forward Quincy Acy, the Raptors made a major move to clear up their salary cap situation by landing small forward John Salmons, point guard Greivis Vasquez, power forward Patrick Patterson and power forward Chuck Hayes. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been finalized.
The Raptors and Gay had become increasingly unhappy with each other, league sources said, and Gay’s contract was an obstacle to the franchise’s desire to begin the rebuilding process. Gay is making $17.8 million this year, and holds a player option for $19.3 million for the 2014-15 season. The forward will almost assuredly exercise the option and take that salary next season.
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Even Kings minority partner Shaquille O’Neal, who went through a similar learning curve with the officials, supposedly swings by once a month to impart some wisdom, although veteran Chuck Hayes rolled his eyes at O’Neal’s assertion that he and Cousins are alike. “I don’t think there’s a similarity in the two at all,” Hayes said. “In game, personality or character.” Hayes believes Cousins, ultimately, needs to be the one communicating to the people he dislikes the most: the refs. “He needs to learn their names,” Hayes said. “Their first names. Shane Battier taught me that. It’s amazing what a difference that can make.”