The former Wisconsin star may have found a long term home in the NBA.
Nigel Hayes, who has been under contract with the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors, has had his longest contract in his NBA career to this point be for 10 days. On Friday night, however, that all changed.
Hayes is signing with the Sacramento Kings for not only the remainder of the 2017-18 season, but for the 2018-19 season as well.
Forward Nigel Hayes is signing for the rest of the season and 2018-19 with the Sacramento Kings, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 31, 2018
The 6-foot-8 forward went undrafted after his senior season with the Badgers in 2017. Hayes averaged 12.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while at Wisconsin.
He was also a part of the 2014-15 Badgers team that lost to Duke in the national championship game after defeating then-undefeated Kentucky.