Chuck Hayes Open To Trade From Sacramento Kings

Oct. 22, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Sacramento Kings forward (42) Chuck Hayes controls the ball against Phoenix Suns center (4) Marcin Gortat during a preseason game at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

While I wouldn’t call this earth shattering news exactly, Chris Haynes of Comcast Sports Northwest says Sacramento Kings big man Chuck Hayes is open to a trade.

Per Haynes:

A source close to eight-year defensive specialist communicated to CSNNW.com that Hayes is not opposed to a change of scenery and would welcome such a deal if it’s the right team and situation.

The same source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the situation, added that Hayes would not have an issue returning to Sacramento for his third season with the organization if it worked out that way.

Now 30 years old, the last thing Hayes wants to do is spend the downside of his career on a non-playoff team, which the Kings are likely to be for the next season or two. Unfortunately for Hayes and the Kings, the two years and nearly $12 million dollars remaining on his contract aren’t going to be easy to move, which may keep the former Kentucky Wildcat in Sacramento – at least for one more season until he become an expiring contract.

Hayes has struggled during his brief stay in Sacramento, though, in fairness who hasn’t? With a more stable work environment, the hope is Hayes will play more to his standards which will not only make him more effective for the Kings, but also increase his trade appeal.

Topics: Chuck Hayes, Rumors, Sacramento Kings

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  • J

    Chuckles is the worst player in the league

  • Rinosaretheproblem

    A player who is undersized for the 4 or 5 position and compounds that by being out of shape at the start of the last season, one should expect to be dealt or released. Chuck has had a good career, been an overachiever until his stint with Sac. I wish him well, but somewhere else. He hasn’t earned his money lately.