The Pistons announced today the signing of guard/forward Jarvis Hayes, a free agent from Washington.
Hayes, a 6-foot-7 swingman, averaged 7.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 20.1 minutes in 81 games last season for the Wizards. Via The Detroit Free Press
“We are pleased to add Jarvis Hayes to our roster,” Joe Dumars, Pistons president of basketball operations, said in a statement. “Jarvis has proven himself as a solid NBA player over the last four seasons and we like the flexibility and depth he will bring to our team at the small forward position.”
I am not that familiar with Hayes, so I don’t really know exactly what he brings to the team. It’s nice to see that the Pistons added help at the small forward position, but I am going to save my judgments until I see what he can do.
His best season was in 2004-05 where he averaged 10.2 points and 4 rebounds in 28 minutes on the floor. Stat wise he looks like a solid backup for T-Prince.
Thanks to Nick for the timely email about the signing. I love Team Need4Sheed.