Rockets pick up option on F Hayes

Updated: June 13, 2006, 6:28 PM ET

HOUSTON - The Houston Rockets on Tuesday picked up the option on the contract of forward Chuck Hayes.

An undrafted rookie free agent in 2005-06, Hayes averaged 3.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 40 games this past season with the Rockets.

The 6-6 Hayes finished eighth among all NBA rookies in rebounding and hauled in 15.8 rebounds per 48 minutes played, the third-best mark among last season's rookie class.

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