Free agent Chuck Hayes has finally signed up for the Houston Rockets. Hayes earlier agreed to a one-year deal with the Rockets and then signed with the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason.
After featuring in four preseason games in the training camp, Hayes was waived by Clippers. Hayes’ deal is non-guaranteed, and he could end up as an assistant coach, according to a person close to the deal.
Hayes went undrafted in 2005 and then joined Houston Rockets. He spent six seasons at Houston during the 2005-06 season. Hayes then played with Sacramento Kings for a brief stint before joining Toronto Raptors in December 2013. In his last season with Toronto Raptors, Hayes played 29 games. He had a very short stint in Clippers’ training camp as well – 8.8 minutes per game. He averaged just 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in his limited minutes and took a more veteran leadership role.
In his 10 NBA seasons, Hayes has featured in 244 games. Hayes averaged 3.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.4 minutes per game while shooting 49.8% from the floor. The 6-foot-6 Hayes can start as both power forward and center. Hayes ranks seventh in all-time rebounds in UK basketball history.