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Lance George
12-19-2011, 05:09 PM
Chuck Hayes fails physical; Kings void contract - CBSSports.com (http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22748484/33954206)


Sacramento Kings (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/teams/page/SAC) president Geoff Petrie announced in a brief statement on Monday that free agent center Chuck Hayes (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/players/playerpage/567656), signed last week to a contract worth a reported (http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/16/4126741/kings-hayes-undergoing-tests-for.html) $21 million over four years, will not join the team this season for medical reasons.

"This morning, in one of the most heartbreaking moments of my professional or personal life, Chuck Hayes was notified that he failed his physical exam with the Sacramento Kings," Petrie's statement read. "Subsequent to that, the contract signed on December 9th has been voided. At Chuck’s request, we will have no further comment at this time."

The Sacramento Bee reported earlier this week (http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/16/4126741/kings-hayes-undergoing-tests-for.html) that Hayes was undergoing tests on his heart after a stress test revealed an undisclosed abnormality.

Hayes, 28, is a 6-year NBA veteran who spent his entire career, until this offseason, playing for the Houston Rockets (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/teams/page/HOU). An undersized center with a major motor, Hayes has posted career averages of 4.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 424 NBA games. He was expected to get major minutes in Sacramento as part of a frontline that also includes DeMarcus Cousins (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/players/playerpage/1755178), J.J. Hickson (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/players/playerpage/1622503), Jason Thompson (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/players/playerpage/1622553) and Travis Outlaw (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/players/playerpage/400563).

The Boston Celtics (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/teams/page/BOS) announced last weekend (http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22748484/33900914) that forward Jeff Green (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/players/playerpage/1231873) did not pass his physical and will undergo open heart surgery that will force him to miss the entire 2011-2012 season.

Hicks
12-19-2011, 05:18 PM
Wow!

2minutes twoa
12-19-2011, 05:21 PM
How are these heart ailments not caught earlier? Is this something that isn't there one year and all of a sudden shows up a few years later?


Rise up Pacer Nation!!!

vnzla81
12-19-2011, 05:26 PM
It sucks that he is finally getting ready to get paid and this thing happens, I hope he can come back.

DrFife
12-19-2011, 07:14 PM
Bummer for Chuck, no doubt, but now Sacto needs to find money to re-sign Dalembert. Anybody here want Garcia (for, say, Inferno)?

Pacer Fan
12-22-2011, 07:17 PM
ESPNSteinLine Marc Stein
RT @KSherrets_Kings: Looks like Chuck Hayes is coming to SAC tomorrow according to Kings coach Paul Westphal
20 minutes ago

ESPNSteinLine Marc Stein
Hayes has not formally announced intention to rejoin Kings but one source says SAC expected to increase previous offer slightly to clinch it
10 minutes ago

ESPNSteinLine Marc Stein
Hayes signed four-year, $21.3M deal before failed physical. Westphal would not elaborate to reporters but all signs point to new Kings deal
8 minutes ago

owl
12-22-2011, 08:19 PM
I think I read on line somewhere today that other tests were run and he has no heart abnormalities.