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Rights: Be A lal GMHT: 7-0
Jersey: 11WT: 220
DOB: 5/23/2000 Age: 24
Sal: $2.46MInj: No Injury
Player Avg: FBPPG =0.00 PPG=0.00 RPG=0.00 BLKPG=0.00
Contract Status: PO - Player Option
    
Picking up player option
Picking up player option

The Scoop: Hayes likely would have been on track for a one-year contract at a similar salary level in free agency had he declined the option, so he'll stick around in Los Angeles with the hope that he can solidify himself as the top backup center under first-year head coach JJ Redick. Previous coach Darvin Ham deployed Hayes as Anthony Davis' primary backup in 2023-24, though the Lakers were without Hayes' main competitors for the position -- Jarred Vanderbilt and Christian Wood -- for much of the season due to injury. Vanderbilt and Wood are both healthy again and are under contract for the upcoming season, so Hayes could struggle to reach the 70 appearances and 12.5 minutes per contest he averaged in 2023-24.
Jun 29 8:01 ET
TotShtngPctOther
 GPTSTRBASTSTLFBPTS
Last Game vs. CLE143019
vs. CLE10803763112
away1621094606110671480
vs. the Central382761552214403
vs. the East11883746675451167
on Mondays 462931692020390
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