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Samuel Dalembert is a realist, and equal to his defensive might and rebounding prowess, the attitude he brings to the Rockets is of value.
The Rockets coveted Nen only for the free-agent center to re-sign with the Nuggets. They traded for Pau Gasol only for NBA commissioner David Stern to void that three-team agreement between the Rockets, Lakers and Hornets. Dalembert had been on the Rockets' wish list, and they on his, but he wasn't at the very top. This fact did not dissuade him.
On Friday he arrived at Toyota Center ready to work. He is proud of what he has accomplished over nine seasons in the NBA. He is anxious to provide the Rockets with the skills that have yielded modest renown.
"I know I wasn't the first option for the Rockets. They made that clear and I respect that," Dalembert said. "I didn't know that (the signing) was going to happen. Eventually when it does happen, it's very exciting.
"You're here now to do my part. Ever...
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Free-agent center Chuck Hayes can resume basketball activities after doctors ruled that he doesn't have a heart problem, contrary to what doctors from the Sacramento Kings concluded.Hayes had signed a four-year, $21-million deal with the Kings earlier in the preseason, but the team voided the deal after Hayes was apparently found to have a heart abnormality during an echo stress...
Three days ago, the Sacramento Kings voided the four-year contract with former Kentucky great Chuck Hayes because of a failed physical exam. Tonight the NBA club announced that Hayes had reached a "multi-year" agreement in principle with the Kings after receiving medical clearance earlier from the Cleveland Clinic.
The San Antonio Spurs knocked off the Rockets last night thanks to some Kawhi Leonard heroics and seemingly every Spurs big man that played had a nice night. But there is still concern that the Spurs need one more big to be contenders come playoff time.
Well, one guy that would've helped the Spurs a lot is now off the market and is going to the team the Spurs most recently beat...
When the Sacramento Kings dropped the news that they were voiding the contract of recently-signed free agent center Chuck Hayes, it was depressing for multiple reasons, not the least of which was legitimate concern for the health of Hayes himself. But after seeking a second opinion and getting clearance to play, the story, for now,…
Chuck Hayes was talking about practice and couldn't have been happier.
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Hayes, left, and rookie Jimmer Fredette participate in the Kings' practice Saturday. Hayes was named the team's captain.
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Chuck Hayes, right, and Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie share a light moment during Saturday...
The Sacramento Kings have agreed to a contract with forward Chuck Hayes just days after voiding a deal because of a failed physical.
Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie announced the multiyear agreement Thursday night. Terms were not immediately available.
The Kings voided a $21.3 million, four-year contract with Hayes on Monday, saying he failed a [...]
Chuck Hayes, whose contract was voided by the Sacramento Kings after he failed a physical, was cleared by doctors from the Cleveland Clinic after a series of heart tests, according to a statement from Hayes' public-relations representatives.
Houston planned on remaking its roster by getting involved in a three-way Chris Paul-fueled blockbuster with the LA Lakers and New Orleans Hornets, a deal that would have brought All-Star power forward Pau Gasol to South Texas and sent Kevin Martin and Luis Scola packing to the Big Easy.
Think Adelman might be trying to get Hayes? His price probably just dropped. Tough for him that a possibly mistaken doctor's eval cost him millions. He's a FA, right? We'd have to dump Randolph for sure, and who else? I'm not advocating necessarily that we add to our big man glut, just that Adelman must surely like him.
Chuck Hayes Cleared To Play, Goes Back...
It's hard to know what kind of team the Kings are going to be on the court this season. But off the court, in matters far more important than basketball, the Kings have played with honor and compassion.
Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie, left, smiles as Chuck Hayes talks to reporters.
The Cleveland Clinic spent a day with Chuck Hayes and declared his heart perfectly sound. Meanwhile, the Kings doctors had nearly a week with the guy and thought his heart was such a big worry his contract would have be voided, which it was. Now that he is back in a Kings uniform, with an extra million or so dollars in his pocket for his troubles, one big question is: will he...
Even if the Kings are much better than they were last season and we think they will be, given the maturation of Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins and the addition of Jimmer Fredette, John Salmons, J.J. Hickson and others they'll still be a long shot to make the playoffs this season.
It took only two exhibition games for Kings coach Paul Westphal to see the effect Jimmer Fredette could have on the team's offense.
The Kings pull back their contract offer to free-agent center Samuel Dalembert, leaving them with few options to add a big man to their roster. Page C4