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Kings sign Chuck Hayes after heart scare

Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:12 pm
Edited on: December 23, 2011 12:50 am
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Posted by Ben Golliverchuck-hayes-kings

On, then off, and now back on again. One of the NBA's scariest stories in recent memory reportedly just found a happy ending. 

The Sacramento Kings have reportedly agreed to sign center Chuck Hayes to a 4-year contract less than one week after a previous deal was voided when the team announced he failed his physical. SI.com and Yahoo Sports report the new deal is worth $22 million over four years.

The Kings confirmed later Thursday night that the team had "an agreement in principle" with Hayes on "a multi-year contract" but did not disclose the details. 

Last week, the Kings and Hayes agreed to terms on a 4-year deal reportedly worth $21 million. On Monday, Kings president Geoff Petrie announced that "in one of the most heartbreaking moments" of his career he had to void the deal because Hayes could not get medical clearance. Reports in Sacramento indicated that a heart condition was the cause of the deal snag.

On Thursday morning, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported that Hayes had received clearance on his heart from the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. That news paved the way for his agent to re-open free agency talks. The Kings, who were unable to re-sign center Samuel Dalembert, were obviously still interested in Hayes, who they had originally managed to pry away from the Houston Rockets

Hayes, 28, is a 6-year NBA veteran known as an undersized big man with a major motor. His career averages: 4.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 424 NBA games.

Hayes will join a Sacramento frontline that also includes DeMarcus Cousins, Jason Thompson, Donte Greene, and J.J. Hickson.
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Comments

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Kings sign Chuck Hayes after heart scare

Glad he's allright...



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Kings sign Chuck Hayes after heart scare

Thank goodness!! Saves us from having to take back Dal-LAME-bert!!



Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Kings sign Chuck Hayes after heart scare

Sounds like the kings thought he was worth $2 million more than they offered.


qingtoob
Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:17 pm
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Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 10:35 am
 

Kings sign Chuck Hayes after heart scare

Maybe he should seek a 3rd opinion.



Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Reports: Kings to sign Hayes after heart scare

The guy fails a physical and they sign him to $2m MORE (reported $23m v $21m last week) ?  huh?


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