8th Year
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 250lbs
Hometown: San Leandro, CA
Country: USA
College: Kentucky



    Undrafted in the 2005 NBA Draft and signed as a rookie free agent with Houston (10/3/05) ... Waived by the Rockets (10/25/05) ... Selected sixth overall in the 2005 NBA D-League Draft by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds ... Re-signed by Houston to a 10-day contract (1/18/06) ... Signed by the Rockets for the remainder of the season (1/28/06) ... Houston picked up the option on his contract (6/13/06) ... Re-signed by the Rockets as a restricted free agent (8/3/07) ... Houston exercised a team option to extend his contract to include the 2010-11 season (6/30/11) ...Signed a multi-year free agent contract with Sacramento (12/9/11).


    Averaging 4.2 ppg (.509 FG%, .608 FT%), 5.6 rpg, 1.3 apg, and 20.0 mpg in 478 career games (started 242) in seven seasons with Houston and Sacramento ... Posted the only triple-double of his career with 13 points (5-11 FG), 14 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists vs. Golden State (3/23/11) ... Posted a career-high 21 points (9- 15 FG), a game-high nine rebounds and a season-high-tying two blocked shots vs. Phoenix (3/14/11) ... Recorded the first 20-point performance of his career in his 410th NBA contest, going the second furthest into an NBA career before recording 20 points (Will Perdue in his 664th game on 3/27/98) ... Scored 16 points vs. Golden State (11/24/10), which included setting career highs in free throws made (8) and attempted (8) ... Had 10 points (5-10 FG), 13 rebounds and a career-high-tying five steals vs. Minnesota (2/8/11) ... Finished with 12 points (6-8 FG) and a season-high 17 rebounds (career-high 13 offensive) in a 124-119 win at Cleveland (2/23/11), which included 12 boards (9 offensive) in the first quarter alone to tie the second-highest rebounding total in a quarter in Rockets history... Recorded 10 points (5-6 FG), 17 rebounds, six assists, a season-high-tying four steals and two blocks in a career-high 50 minutes of action in a 120-114 triple-overtime win vs. Minnesota (1/13/10).


    Has appeared in 26 career postseason games (started 11), averaging 2.3 ppg (.592 FG%, .400 FT%), 4.3 rpg, 0.7 apg and 1.0 spg in 18.4 mpg... Grabbed nine boards and had four steals in a start at center in Game 4 vs. the LA Lakers (5/10/09) ... Added eight points (4-8 FG) and a playoff career-high five steals in a start at center in Game 7 at the LA Lakers (5/17/09) ... Marked his first postseason double-double with playoff career bests of 12 points (5-5 FG) and 12 boards (7 offensive) in Game 2 vs. Utah (4/23/07).

    2011-12 REGULAR SEASON:

    Averaged 3.2 ppg (.429 FG%, 0-2 3pt, .667 FT%), 4.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, and 19.2 mpg in 54 games (started 9) ... NWT- food poisoning in one game (4/7/12) ... DND-dislocated left shoulder in 11 games (suffered injury and had to leave the game with 5:59 left in the second quarter when Drew Gooden hit his shoulder on a drive to the basket on 1/5/12 vs. Milwaukee) ... Scored in double-figures in one game ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in four games ... Led Kings in rebounding in five games and assists in three.

    2010-11 REGULAR SEASON:

    Averaged a career-high 7.9 ppg (.527 FG%, .662 FT%), a career-best 8.1 rpg, 2.7 apg, and 1.1 spg in 74 games (started 63) ... On the inactive list for eight games (12/31/10-1/12/11) with a moderate-to-severe right ankle sprain ... Set his career highs for points (582), rebounds (599), assists (202) and blocks (49) in a season ... Only other player besides the eventual winner, Orlando's Dwight Howard, to receive multiple first-place votes for 2010-11 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

    2009-10 REGULAR SEASON:

    Recorded 4.4 ppg (.489 FG%, .545 FT%), 5.7 rpg, 1.7 apg and 0.9 steals in a career- high 82 games (82 starts, all at center) ... Registered eight double-figure rebounding games and four double- doubles ... Reached double-digit scoring six times.

    2008-09 REGULAR SEASON:

    Notched 1.3 ppg (.372 FG%, .368 FT%), 3.5 rpg and 0.5 spg in 71 games (started one) ... DNP-CD in 11 games ... Posted three double-digit rebounding performances.

    2007-08 REGULAR SEASON:

    Averaged 3.0 ppg (.511 FG%, .458 FT%), 5.4 rpg and a career-high 1.1 spg in 79 games (started 44) ... DNP-CD in three games ... Finished fourth in the NBA in steals-per-turnover ratio (1.4, 85 steals, 62 turnovers), including a streak of at least one theft in a career-best 11 straight games.

    2006-07 REGULAR SEASON:

    Registered 5.6 ppg (.573 FG%, .618 FT%) 6.7 rpg, and 0.9 spg in 78 games (started 43) ... Was on the inactive list for four games (11/14/06-11/20/06) after suffering a hyperextension and contusion of his left knee at Miami (11/12/06) ... Was one of the top-10 rebounders in the NBA on a per minute basis (15.2).

    2005-06 REGULAR SEASON:

    Averaged 3.7 ppg (.562 FG%, .644 FT%) and 4.5 rpg in 40 contests in his rookie season ... Finished third among all rookies in rebounds per 48 minutes played (15.8 mpg) and tied for eighth in rebounding (4.5 rpg).


    Finished his collegiate career at Kentucky ranked 35th in scoring (1,211 points), seventh in rebounding (910), ninth in blocks (128), eighth in steals (170) and 16th in assists (292) in school history ... Started 110 consecutive games, tying the school record set by Alex Groza (1946-49) ... Shot .503 from the field and .733 from the line over four years ... Won two SEC Championships and two SEC Tournament titles ... Helped UK to three NCAA Sweet 16 finishes and two NCAA Elite Eights ... Earned consensus First-Team All-SEC and league Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Named MVP of the 2005 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament ... Became the first player since Sam Bowie (1980-81, 84) to lead UK in rebounding in three seasons, and the first since Dan Issel (1968-70) to do so in three consecutive years.


    Full name is Charles Edward Hayes Jr. ... Age 29 ... Son of Charles and Tracey Hayes ... His first child, a son, Dorian Titus Hayes, was born hours before Game 1 of the 2007 NBA Playoffs vs. the Utah Jazz (4/21/07) ... Majored in communications ... Loves to sing and would like to be an actor ... Named a Parade All-American, California State Player of the Year (D-I) and District Player of the Year as a senior at Modesto Christian ... Grabbed 31 rebounds in the 2000 Northern California Finals, which was a California high school record for all divisions ... Was also an all-state football player as a sophomore in high school.

  • Q&A

    • Snapbacks or fitted hats?
    • Fitted.
    • Favorite app on your phone?
    • Shazam.
    • What superhero would you be in a comic book?
    • Hulk.
    • Who has the best style on the team?
    • John Salmons.
    • How many times do you hit snooze in the morning?
    • I wake up before the alarm.
    • All-time favorite sneakers?
    • Scottie Pippen Air Uptempos.
    • Best singer on the team?
    • Aaron Brooks.
    • Best dancer on the team?
    • Me.
    • How many songs are on your MP3 player?
    • 4,917.
    • Person you admire the most?
    • Dad.
    • Goal for the team this season?
    • Win.
    • Personal goal for the season?
    • Win.
    • Favorite movie as a kid?
    • The Warriors.
    • Favorite show as a kid?
    • Bobby's World.