The Sacramento Kings have received a tough blow to their up-and-coming young team as, according to Matt Steinmetz, forward Chuck Hayes has failed his physical and thus his recently signed contract is void.
Steinmetz went on to quote Kings GM Geoff Petrie in multiple tweets saying:
"This morning, in one of the most heartbreaking moments of my professional or personal life, Chuck Hayes was notified that he failed his physical exam with the Sacramento Kings. Subsequent to that, the contract signed on December 9th has been voided. At Chuck's request, we will have no further comment at this time."
Hayes would have been part of a frontcourt rotation that includes DeMarcus Cousins, J.J. Hickson, Jason Thompson and Hassan Whiteside. Hayes is the best defender of the bunch and his calm, professional demeanor is a balance to the enigmatic Cousins. This opens the door for more playing time for Hickson.
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