Clippers sign center Chuck Hayes

Robert Sacre, Chuck Hayes

Raptors forward Chuck Hayes blocks the shot of Lakers center Robert Sacre in the first half of a 2014 game.

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The Clippers have signed veteran big man Chuck Hayes to a non-guaranteed one-year contract, according to an NBA official not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

The official described Hayes’ deal as a “training camp/make-good” contract that would pay him about $1.49 million if he makes the team.

Hayes, 32, is a 10-year veteran who played for Toronto last season. In 29 games with the Raptors, Hayes averaged 3.7 points and 5.0 rebounds.

At 6 feet 6, Hayes is an undersized power forward/center, but he is a good low-post defender.


The signing of Hayes gives the Clippers 15 players under contract.


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