HoopsHype Chuck Hayes rumors


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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Adelman was a more laid-back coach, Morey explains, someone who'd rather delegate to his players. So they met with McGrady to tell him that they needed his help. What happened? McGrady politely turned them down. He just wasn't wired that way, he told them. "So who did everyone consider the team's leader during your 22-game winning streak?" I asked Daryl. "Probably Chuck Hayes," Daryl said. Grantland

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Sources say that the Kings, meanwhile, have been shopping the likes of Jimmer Fredette and Chuck Hayes to the Cavaliers to create the requisite salary-cap room to try to sign Ellis comfortably. Hard to see Cleveland wanting Hayes, whose contract runs through 2014-15 and thus potentially cuts into Cleveland's reserves earmarked for a free-agent run at LeBron James next summer. Fredette's $2.4 million salary is a virtual expiring deal. ESPN.com

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Sounds as if Keith Smart's hope his team would bond in the offseason is happening. Ten of the players on the roster are in Sacramento working out and playing 5-on-5. The only players that could not be in town are John Salmons, James Johnson, Chuck Hayes and Francisco Garcia. It's important that young nucleus that the franchise is depending on (DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton) is in town. Also have to like that new PG Aaron Brooks is getting to know his new teammates. Definitely a step in the right direction and something that's needed to build team chemistry. Sulia

June 28, 2012 Updates

Even as they acquired the 12th pick in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft from Milwaukee in a deal that sent center Samuel Dalembert to the Bucks along with the 14th overall pick and guard Shaun Livingston and forwards Jon Leuer and Jon Brockman, the Houston Rockets were still trying to move even higher, into the top 10. But their offer of guard Kyle Lowry along with the 16th pick overall to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the fifth pick overall and forward Chuck Hayes was rejected Wednesday by Sacramento, according to league sources. NBA.com

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Entering Thursday, the Kings were in the bottom four in the league in opponents' field-goal percentage, assists and points allowed. "We just don't talk," said forward Chuck Hayes. "If you wire everybody up (during a game), I bet it would be silent." Sacramento Bee

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Rumors flew that Hayes' condition could potentially be life threatening. The Kings voided his contract and he went from being a jubilant free agent looking to make a new start close to his hometown of San Leandro to feeling lost. "All sorts of things were going through my mind," he said. "I was wondering what the next step in my life would be? What was I gonna do? It's not like I felt sick or that anything was wrong. I still had my competitive drive, my passion for the game. But I realized that it might not be an option for me anymore. "I'll admit that I had my doubts about playing again. All I could do was say, 'Lord, if you don't want me to play basketball, then you're going to have show my something else to do with my life.'"But at the same time, I wasn't ready to give up hope just like that. I got with the people close to me and I took the right steps to try to explore every option and get all of the right answers. That's how I ended up at the Cleveland Clinic." NBA.com

January 7, 2012 Updates

The Kings announced Friday that forward- center Chuck Hayes would miss three to four weeks with a dislocated left shoulder. Hayes left Thursday's win over the Milwaukee Bucks with 5:59 left in the second quarter. With his left arm extended, he collided with Milwaukee's Drew Gooden. Hayes, the Kings' captain, has started all eight games this season. He averages 5.6 points and 7.8 rebounds. Sacramento Bee

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