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Chuck Hayes
PF - 6'6, 250lbs - 39 years old - 11 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
  • Birthdate: 06/11/1983
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2005
  • Pre-draft team: Kentucky
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Stats
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
20th April, 2005WBADrafted 41st overall in the 2005 WBA Draft by Cleveland Magic.
22nd September, 2005CBADrafted 9th overall in the 2005 CBA Draft by Dakota Wizards.
30th September, 2005NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Houston.
25th October, 2005NBAWaived by Houston.
3rd November, 2005D-LeagueDrafted 6th overall in the 2005 D-League Draft by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
18th January, 2006NBASigned a 10 day contract with Houston.
28th January, 2006NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2019 with Houston. Included team option for 2006/07.
13th June, 2006NBAHouston exercised 2006/07 team option.
3rd August, 2007NBARe-signed by Houston to a four year, $6,945,000 contract. Included team option for 2010/11.
30th June, 2010NBAHouston exercised 2010/11 team option.
9th December, 2011NBASigned a four year, circa. $21.3 million contract with Sacramento.
19th December, 2011NBASigning voided after failed physical.
23rd December, 2011NBASigned a four year, $22,417,500 contract with Sacramento.
9th December, 2013NBATraded by Sacramento, along with Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons and Patrick Patterson, to Toronto in exchange for Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray.
31st August, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.
24th October, 2015NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
1st November, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Houston.
8th November, 2015NBAWaived by Houston.
Career Moves
2001 - 2005Kentucky (NCAA)
July 2005Houston Rockets (Summer League)
September 2005 - October 2005Houston Rockets (NBA)
November 2005 - January 2006Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
January 2006 - June 2011Houston Rockets (NBA)
December 2011 - December 2013Sacramento Kings (NBA)
December 2013 - June 2015Toronto Raptors (NBA)
August 2015 - October 2015L.A. Clippers (NBA)
November 2015Houston Rockets (NBA)
Articles about Chuck Hayes

August 12, 2010

The teams projected to be over the $70,307,000 luxury tax threshold in 2010 include Boston ($77.8 million, assuming Sheed got nothing), Dallas ($84.5 million), Denver $83.8 million), Houston ($73.6 million after the Trevor Ariza/Courtney Lee trade), the L.A. Lakers ($91.9 million before Shannon Brown), Orlando ($92.6 million), Portland ($72.8 million) and Utah ($75.3 million). Some of those teams will never get under the tax threshold, and some of them won't try. But some will, and even those that don't make it will probably pawn off excess salary onto the teams with cap space they're otherwise struggling to use. Here are some such dumps that I'm officially predicting, apart from the ones that I'm not.

3) Jared Jeffries or Chuck Hayes or something (although probably Jeffries)

- Before yesterday's four way trade that saw them move Trevor Ariza for Courtney Lee, and before the dump of David Andersen onto Toronto, Houston were about $10 million over the luxury tax threshold. After those moves, they're now about $3.2 million over it. They also currently have 16 players, eight of whom are big men, and only two of whom can play point guard. The unguaranteed contracts of Mike Harris and Alexander Johnson are easy enough to cut, yet they save only $1.7 million and are not enough to get Houston under the luxury tax. Cutting those two, as well as trading Chuck Hayes for no returning salary, would achieve this. Yet Hayes has done nothing to deserve to be salary dumped; at $2 million for one season, he represents good value for the amount he contributes. Jeffries's $6.8 million expiring will be harder to dump, but it's possible; pairing him with a pick like above and sending him to Sacramento or Washington, or trading him with sweetener (maybe Jermaine Taylor, who was just made redundant by Lee's arrival) to Minnesota for Sebastian Telfair, are all possibilities.

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