Sacramento Kings: 5 Reasons Why Offering Chuck Hayes 4 Years/$20M Isn't Stupid

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Sacramento Kings: 5 Reasons Why Offering Chuck Hayes 4 Years/$20M Isn't Stupid
Source: NWSportsBeat.com

Yesterday, it was reported that the Sacramento Kings offered center Chuck Hayes a four-year, $20 million deal.  

With Houston, his former team, Hayes played under former Kings coach Rick Adelman and alongside a pair of defensive stalwarts in Shane Battier and Luis Scola.  

My initial reaction to news of the deal was to cringe and gather up the verbal firing squad for Kings GM Geoff Petrie.  Petrie's biggest flaw, in my mind, is that he doesn't do business with a sense of urgency.  It's almost as if he doesn't realize how dire the situation is in Sacramento—Power Balance Arena included.  

On the other hand, the fact that I think this way is proof that sports is a multi-billion dollar industry—what other industry can you name that has people screaming at the tops of their lungs for the heads of the companies because "they don't know what they're doing"? (Politics doesn't count.) 

Even though I harbored an instant dislike for this $20 million deal, there are some major positives—even if they're hidden (and perhaps even a little bit of a stretch).

Here are five reasons why Chuck Hayes might help the Kings to a miracle playoff push in 2011-2012. 

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