Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced Thursday that the club has signed free agent guard/forward Jarvis Hayes to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“We are pleased to add Jarvis Hayes to our roster,” said Dumars. “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.”
Hayes, 26, appeared in a career-high 81 games last season with the Washington Wizards averaging 7.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 20.1 minutes per game. He scored in double figures 21 times a year ago, including a career-high 29 points at New Jersey (4/7). Drafted by Washington with the 10th pick in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft, Hayes was named to the 2003-04 NBA All-Rookie Second Team and was selected to participate in the Got Milk? Rookie-Sophomore Game during NBA All-Star 2004.
Hayes has career averages of 8.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 25.4 minutes in 226 NBA games. He averaged a career-high 10.2 points in 54 games during the 2004-05 NBA campaign, a season that was cut short due to injury.