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Chuck Hayes Has Contract Voided For Heart Condition

Sad news for former Rockets forward Chuck Hayes, as his recently-signed contract with the Sacramento Kings was voided after the team found a heart condition in the pre-contract physical.

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It's the same heart condition that the Celtics discovered with Jeff Green. The C's forward will have surgery to repair it and will miss the entire 2011-2012 season. No word whether Hayes will have a similar surgery, but it's a bad break for a very underrated player.

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Rockets fans know how good the Chuckwagon was and it was going to be hard to see him leave. But, the front court depth Houston has means they could let Hayes leave as he got too expensive to justify a roster spot.

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However, once he comes back, it wouldn't be a bad idea to take a flier on him as a defensive stopper. If he wants to come back into the NBA, the Rockets would be smart to give him a chance.

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