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The Sacramento Kings tried and failed to sign restricted free-agent guard Zach LaVine, but the collateral damage to other players formerly on Sacramento’s roster is still present.
To clear cap space to fit the offer to LaVine — whose offer sheet was quickly matched by the Chicago Bulls — the Kings had to renounce their rights to Vince Carter and Bruno Caboclo, which cleared $17 million.
Saturday, the Kings waived forward Nigel Hayes, whose contract would not have been guaranteed until Jan. 10, according to a report by James Ham of NBC Sports California.
Confirmed that Nigel Hayes was waived by the Kings in order to make room for the LaVine offer. Non-guaranteed contract. He is still with Sacramento at Las Vegas Summer League.
— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) July 7, 2018
The 23-year-old Hayes, a former Wisconsin standout, played in nine games for the Kings (5), Lakers (2) and Raptors (2) in his rookie season, averaging 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per contest.