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Could Chuck Hayes be joining another NBA Cat?

Currently fatter than this

Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Boogie may be getting a new front court running mate in Sacramento. Adrian Wojnarowski and his ridiculously hard to spell last name had this to say about Chuck’s NBA future:

The Sacramento Kings have emerged as a frontrunner to sign Rockets free-agent forward Chuck Hayes, league sources said. Sacramento had wanted to sign Hayes to a lucrative one-year deal to keep cap space for the summer of 2012, but could come back with the kind of multiyear offer now needed to acquire him. For Hayes, a native of nearby Modesto in Northern California, it would be a unique chance to return home.

UK fans (along with the entire country of China) have been Houston Rockets supporters for a while now, but it seems the Rockets may shop both Hayes and former Cat Patrick Patterson before the season.Chuck’s agent says that he’d prefer to stay in Houston, but he’d be willing to accept an offer without waiting for the Rockets if it was lucrative enough. Despite averaging around eight points, eight rebounds and three assists per game last season, Houston is looking for a new starting center to replace him. Other teams interested in Hayes are the Portland Trailblazers, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Toronto Raptors.

If you didn’t already root for the Kings with DeMarcus, consider this your opportunity to jump on the bandwagon. While it’s unlikely that an NBA team is going to wise up and assemble an entire roster of former UK players, Sacramento is at least making an effort. Good on you, Kings.

Article written by Matthew Hays

12 Comments for Could Chuck Hayes be joining another NBA Cat?



  1. CarloTheDon
    12:10 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    As a resident of Sacramento (Folsom), Lexington native and UK alum…I hope this happens! I would wish for the Kings to suck this year so they can get Davis, but I am afraid they will up and move if the suckage continues.



  2. bigblue4
    12:17 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    Is he still fat? Because Sacramento might want to look in to that.



  3. Tweep
    12:19 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    What the hell do you mean, “Despite averaging around eight points, eight rebounds and three assists per game last season, Houston is looking for a new starting center to replace him”. Well, of course they want to replace him, geez, look at those numbers. I love Chuck as much as the next guy, but if the Rockets want to toil in mediocrity they will keep him.



  4. gossie21
    12:24 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t know that Sacramento makes sense for Chuck given their roster. They only list Whiteside as a Center, but both Cousins and Thompson could play the position. I guess the most important thing for Chuck at this point is to get a long term contract. There isn’t a huge market for 6’4 centers, even if he is strangely affective for his size.



  5. RidgeRunner
    12:25 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    I kinda include Tyreke apart of our family too. Well, you know….like the brothernlaw that everyone likes. umm-umm.

    Hey, if anyone has Saturdays attendance official number, please post it. Like to see where it falls on the all time list I was able to find below…

    24,011 March 1, 1981 LSU Won 73—71
    24,165 December 8, 1981 Indiana Won 85—69
    24,185 February 27, 1983 Tennessee Won 69—61
    24,203 December 7, 1985 Indiana Won 63—58
    24,288 January 14, 1989 LSU Lost 64—62
    24,301 February 15, 1990 LSU Won 100—95
    24,310 March 2, 1991 Auburn Won 114—93
    24,324 January 25, 1992 Arkansas Lost 105—88
    24,332 March 7, 1992 Tennessee Won 99—88
    24,340 December 23, 1995 Tennessee Won 89—66
    24,459 February 4, 2003 Florida Won 70—55
    24,465 February 10, 2007 Florida Lost 64—61
    24,468 December 5, 2009 North Carolina Won 68—66
    24,479 January 2, 2010 Louisville Won 71—62



  6. Tobias Funke
    12:42 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    “Despite averaging around eight points, eight rebounds and three assists per game last season, Houston…” This is a good example of a misplaced modifier, Matthew.



  7. UKHoopshysteria
    12:53 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    I hope Pat is traded because he would be better served on another team. Houston is plentiful at the forward spots. Patterson could thrive in the right organization.



  8. True Cat fan
    12:57 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    If they brought back Vladr Divac and Peja I’m sold.



  9. Matthew Hays
    12:59 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    3, 6) Look at the numbers for centers in the NBA not named Dwight Howard. There aren’t many with numbers much better than those.



  10. Mack
    1:46 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    9) Plus he always guards the other teams best offensive front court player.



  11. stone cold willow
    3:29 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink


  12. derp
    6:29 pm December 6, 2011 Permalink

    3) Look at the minutes he was averaging. Chuck isn’t going to be a starting center on most teams, but because he’s one of the very best post defenders in the league, he is valuable.

    “While it’s unlikely that an NBA team is going to wise up and assemble an entire roster of former UK players, Sacramento is at least making an effort. Good on you, Kings.”

    Except Houston already had 2 Cats playing together and Detroit may when the season starts if Prince is still around.