Patrick Patterson was in town over the weekend and the man with the golden Droid, Larry Vaught, spoke to Patrick at the game. In their discussion, Patterson shared his thoughts on fellow Wildcat/Rocket Chuck Hayes. Pat called Chuck “the heart and soul” of the Houston Rockets – a phrase we often used to describe Patrick last season.
From Vaught’s Views…
Question: What kind of impact has former UK standout Chuck Hayes had on you as a Houston teammate?
Patterson: “Man, if people don’t know Chuck, they really need to. He’s shorter than the average centers in the league, but he is just as wide and just as strong. Chuck can pretty much defend any big guy and some perimeter players, too. Chuck is a huge part of the Houston Rockets. He is a huge part of our success and a huge part of why we have played so well.”
Question: Is he better than you thought?
Sometimes I forget Chuck and Patrick aren’t the same person.