Chuck Hayes PF/C TOR 3 Days
Hayes returned to the rotation on Sunday, but threw up a blank line in five minutes on the court, but did manage to record two fouls.
Hayes isn't really expected to do much until he's called upon by his team. Toronto features so many other capable big men that it's going to be hard for Hayes to get any playing time unless and injury or major change occurs in Toronto. As a result, keep him on the waiver wire.
Chuck Hayes PF/C TOR 3 Months
Hayes missed all three of his shots while chipping in two assists and a rebound in six minutes of garbage time during Sunday's shellacking of the 76ers.
He's gotten a little bit of run recently as Amir Johnson deals with his latest ankle issue, but when the Raptors are healthy there just isn't much room in the front court rotation for Hayes.
Chuck Hayes PF/C TOR 4 Months
Hayes played just nine minutes off the bench Monday despite the fact that Jonas Valanciunas got the night off, scoring four points on 2-for-3 shooting with four rebounds.
On the one hand, Hayes is the old man on a team of kids and needs a lot less preseason work to get ready for opening night. On the other hand, Greg Stiemsma continues to come off the bench before him and get more minutes at center. There's been no word yet from the Raptors that Hayes' spot is actually in jeopardy, but he really doesn't offer the club much other than his veteran savvy so it wouldn't be a huge shock if he was sent packing.
Chuck Hayes PF/C TOR 5 Months
Hayes may find himself in another uniform this season after the Raptors signed Greg Steimsma to a one-year contract.
Will Cherry and Jordan Hamilton are both on non-guaranteed contracts, which could make them roster casualties as well, but with Jonas Valanciunas as the starter, rookie Lucas Nogueira needing some minutes and Amir Johnson still likely to slide over to the five when coach Dwane Casey goes with a small lineup, the depth chart at center might just be too crowded to accommodate both Stiemsma and Hayes.
Chuck Hayes PF/C TOR 10 Months
Chuck Hayes did not need stitches after suffering a cut over his left eye on Sunday.
He played 14 minutes off the bench with two points, 10 boards and two fouls. Hayes is just depth for the most part and the Raptors won't need him much with Jonas Valanciunas playing well.
Chuck Hayes PF/C TOR Oct 31 '79
Chuck Hayes picked up some extra playing time on Monday with 26 minutes against the Bobcats, scoring 12 points with 13 boards, one steal and three turnovers.
Coach Dwane Casey's team was on life support for giving up way too many easy baskets and he looked for any kind of jolt off his bench. Hayes' minutes have actually increased in each of his last five games, so this is an interesting trend. He's still only on the radar in deep leagues.
Chuck Hayes PF/C TOR Oct 01 '79
Chuck Hayes made his Raptors debut in Friday's game against the Mavs.
Hayes played two minutes and logged only one missed field goal. He has never really been the same since his heart condition, which happened to coincide with time spent playing for the infamous Maloof family.
Chuck Hayes PF/C TOR Sep 28 '79
Updating a previous report, Chuck Hayes will be available to make his Raptors debut on Wednesday.
Raptors coach Dwane Casey suggested that Hayes' conditioning will be a work in progress, but he's excited to have his passing in the lineup and referred to Hayes as "an excellent quarterback with the basketball." Even if he carves out a handful of minutes off the bench, Hayes won't have fantasy value in average leagues.
Chuck Hayes PF/C TOR Sep 28 '79
The Raptors are still awaiting cardiac test results for Chuck Hayes, who is questionable to make his season debut on Wednesday.
Hayes hasn't played since Dec. 7 but the Raptors haven't sounded alarmed about his health, so hopefully the cardiac tests are merely a precaution. Raptors coach Dwane Casey suggested that Hayes' conditioning will be a work in progres, but he's excited to have his passing in the lineup and referred to Hayes as "an excellent quarterback with the basketball."
Chuck Hayes PF/C TOR Sep 25 '79
Chuck Hayes will not be active with the Raptors because he is still waiting on a baseline cardiac test from the Cleveland Clinic.
He had a heart condition back in 2011 and has been fine since, but the trade process had him get some further evaluation. Hayes is not going to have much value with his new team and can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.