HoopsHype Chuck Hayes rumors

December 18, 2013 Updates

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. Toronto Sun

December 17, 2013 Updates

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. Toronto Sun

December 12, 2013 Updates

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. Toronto Sun

December 10, 2013 Updates
December 9, 2013 Updates

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.” NBA.com

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.” Raptors.com

December 8, 2013 Updates

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. USA Today Sports

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. Yahoo! Sports

December 3, 2013 Updates

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." Bleacher Report

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