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Hayes to join Boogie, and Enes finally freed


A couple of UK fan favorites have finally settled into their NBA homes for the next few years, as Chuck Hayes and Enes Kanter signed with their new teams on Friday. Hayes ended up in Sacramento and will join DeMarcus Cousins to form what will easily be the favorite frontcourt in the league for Kentucky fans. Chuck signed a 4-year, $21.3 million deal with the Kings, who were long considered the leader for his services even though the Minnesota Timberwolves had popped up as a potential suitor in the last day or so. Apparently Hayes, like pretty much everyone else in the free world, prefers the warm California sun to the chilly lakes of Minnesota. Hayes and Boogie teamed up for the Big Blue All Stars in a few games during the lockout, and now will patrol a paint that should be one of the toughest in the league to play against. I can’t wait to see them play together or, at least, check the box scores every day because they play in California and the late games will cut into my beauty sleep.

Meanwhile, in Salt Lake city, the long wait for Enes to compete in a real live competitive basketball game in the United States is almost over, as he signed with the Jazz today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed by Kanter’s agent, Paul Bearer, but something tells me that just getting to put on a uniform and play would have been enough for the big fella. Kanter said at the draft that he would dedicate his rookie year to the Kentucky fans, and we’re all excited to see what he can do in the league. The Jazz open the season on December 27 against Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and the Lakers, and the game is on TNT so we’ll all get to see his debut. Mark your calendars.

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Article written by Hunter Campbell

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13 Comments for Hayes to join Boogie, and Enes finally freed

  1. TJ
    9:38 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Enes–seek & destroy my friend!

  2. Matt Jones' virginity
    9:44 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Chuck is in beast mode in that pic.

  3. Dane Brammage
    10:01 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Good Chuck, all mighty…!

    Resembles, one ear biting former boxer.

    Erstwhile, fella, the younger, resembles one down under guy –
    “Crocodile Done Deal”.

    You’ve been given a gift; use it.

  4. Good Choice, Chuck!
    10:30 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    My Wizards/Kings tickets in Feb. will be even more exciting for this UK fan!

  5. catcrawler
    10:36 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    HOPE Enes has a good rookie season

  6. BigBlueSkyDog
    10:43 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Chuck’s game cannot be appraised by box scores. I love to watch him play because what he lacks in talent he more than makes up with brains and heart. He is my favorite player from the Tubby era. Perhaps he can be a mentor for Boogie as well.

  7. lumberjackcat
    10:52 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Thats pretty crazy I loved chuck hayes he was one of my favorite cats, but him making 14,589 dollars a day is insane.

  8. RickyPVoodooDoll
    10:55 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    UCLA finally kicked Nelson off their basketball team, internet rumor is he has a drug problem. So it looks like their going to have a long season.

  9. lumberjackcat
    11:07 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Thats pretty insane cash 14,589 dollars a day.

  10. Cats Fan
    11:13 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    I swear I thought i was reading matt jones for awhile.

  11. enes follower
    11:13 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Didn’t enes play high school ball in cali?

  12. Tim from Hendo
    12:54 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Is that Paul Bearer the same one linked to RAW’s Undertaker from a few years ago? LMBO

    3:07 pm December 10, 2011 Permalink

    Have fun paying those Liberal taxes in Calif. Chuck..Hope you have enough left to buy a veggie burger……