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Former Wildcat Hayes being courted by number of NBA teams

HOUSTON - The agent for free agent forward Chuck Hayes told FOX 26 Sports on Monday it is not his easy for his client to be patient while Houston Rockets officials work their way through the free agent market.
"I was informed they've got other things they want to take care of first," Calvin Andrews said. "I assume that is other free agents.

"I had heard they were in Denver today with (free agent center) Nene. That's kind of the situation."

Andrews labled the process "difficult" for Hayes, who has said many times his preference is to return to the Rockets if possible.

Four other teams continue to have strong interest in Hayes including the Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trailblazers and Toronto Raptors.

"We're having further and further conversations and we hope by Friday we have some idea what we're going to do," Andrews said.

Andrews said he doesn't consider any team as a frontrunner at the moment.

"If we get an offer that Chuck likes prior to Houston being able to make an offer, I think he wouldn't wait on Houston," Andrews said.

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and coach Kevin McHale were in Denver on Monday meeting with Nene, who played the last nine years with the Nuggets.


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