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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.