Chuck Hayes halts Houston, signs one-year deal with L.A. Clippers
09/01/2015 01:33 PM
LOS ANGELES — After a bit of offseason drama, the NBA dream will continue for at least one more season for former Wildcat Chuck Hayes after he signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.
The Clippers are signing veteran forward-center Chuck Hayes to a one-year deal, a source told Yahoo Sports.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 31, 2015
Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports was first to break the news, and the contract will reportedly be non-guaranteed at the league minimum — approximately $1.5 million.
The surprise signing comes less than a week after Hayes and the Houston Rockets failed to agree to their own one-year deal which would have reunited the 10-year veteran with the franchise that signed him as a undrafted rookie in 2005.
After a dramatic free agency reunion with All-Star DeAndre Jordan, the Clippers have now also added Hayes and Cole Aldrich this offseason to strengthen bench depth at the center position.
Hayes spent the past two seasons with the Toronto Raptors and owns career averages of 3.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game.