Jaxson Hayes
Jaxson Hayes
20-Year-Old CenterC
New Orleans Pelicans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The lottery pick played a minimal role for New Orleans as a rookie, though he made an impact when on the court. Hayes averaged 7.4 points, 4.0 boards and 1.3 combined blocks/steals across 16.9 minutes as a primary reserve in the frontcourt. With absences of Derrick Favors and Zion Williamson throughout the year, Hayes drew 14 starts and performed well in that role, averaging 10.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks as a starter. Hayes proved himself a reliable rim protector and rebounder in his first season, notching three double-doubles and providing 13 games with at least two blocks. Derrick Favors is back with Utah, but the team added veterans Steven Adams and Willy Hernangomez to the center rotation. Hayes should be the first big man off the bench for New Orleans, and if he can find regular minutes in the rotation, he's got some deeper-league fantasy value. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $9.97 million contract with the Pelicans in July of 2019. Pelicans exercised $5.35 million team option for 2021-22 in December of 2020.
Personal Bio

Jaxson Reed Hayes was born in Norman, Oklahoma in 2000. He is the son of Jonathan and Kristi Hayes. When Jaxson was three years old, the family moved to Cincinnati. Jaxson's father spent 15 seasons as the tight end coach for the Cincinnati Bengals (2003-18) and four years as an assistant coach (tight end/special teams) at the University of Oklahoma (1999-2002). His dad was also an All-American tight end at the University of Iowa (1982-85) who went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers. Jaxson's mother played basketball at Drake University (1991-95) and earned honorable mention Kodak All-American accolades and Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior (1994-95). Jaxson has one younger sister and two younger brothers. He attended and played basketball at Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he grew from six feet tall as a freshman to 6-foot-11 as a senior. During his senior season, Hayes averaged 12 points, seven boards and four blocks per game. He then went on to play one year of college ball at the University of Texas. Fans can follow the big center on Twitter (@hayes_jaxson).

College/International Summary

Hayes began his lone season (2018-19) at the University of Texas by coming off the bench for coach Shaka Smart. The freshman center was productive as a reserve and scored at least 11 points in five of his first six games. Smart put Hayes in the starting lineup on Dec. 28 against UT-Arlington and the 6-foot-11 Longhorn was a starter from that point forward. He averaged 10.0 points on 72.8 percent shooting from the field with 5.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. His per game block mark ranked third in the Big 12. On Jan. 14, Hayes posted 15 points, six rebounds and five blocks in a win over Oklahoma and followed that game with 10 points, six rebounds and five blocks in a loss at TCU. On Feb. 23, the young center had 12 points, six boards and six blocks in a road loss to the Sooners. In his Big 12 Tournament debut against Kansas, the freshman injured his left knee and did not play again for Texas. He was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Following the season, Hayes chose to enter the 2019 NBA Draft.

Posts 10 points off bench
CNew Orleans Pelicans
April 22, 2021
Hayes recorded 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal across 21 minutes during Thursday's 135-100 win over Orlando.
ANALYSIS
Hayes started the second half as Steven Adams (ankle) was limited to half of Thursday's game, and as a result, he saw his heaviest workload in about two weeks. If Adams has to miss any time, Hayes would be a candidate to potentially start.
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Following one collegiate season at Texas, Hayes was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He made his NBA debut with the Pelicans on Oct. 28 against the Warriors. In 24 minutes, the rookie posted 19 points (9-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT) three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. The 6-foot-11 center posted his first of three double-doubles Nov. 17 against the Warriors. In his 32 minutes, he recorded 10 points (3-5 FG, 4-6 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks and one steal. On Dec. 5, Hayes set his career high with five blocks against the Suns. In that game, he also had 17 points (6-8 FG, 5-7 FT), five rebounds and one assist. Hayes scored his career-high 20 points Jan. 11 against the Celtics. In that contest, he shot 9-of-13 from the field and 2-of-5 from the charity stripe while also recording two rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 26 minutes. Hayes had 16 performances with double-digit points, 26 performances with five-plus rebounds and 12 performances with multiple assists. On the defense end, the athletic rookie also had 21 performances with at least one steal and five performances with at least three blocks. Before the 2019-20 season was put on hiatus due to COVID-19, Hayes averaged 7.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, 0.9 assists and 0.4 steals across 17.0 minutes. The Pelicans were one of 22 teams invited to participate in the resumption of the season within a bubble in Orlando. During the eight seeding games, Hayes averaged 6.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.3 blocks across 16.1 minutes.

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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • July 7, 2019
    Traded by the Atlanta Hawks with Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Marcos Louzada Silva and a 2020 1st round draft pick to the New Orleans Pelicans for Jordan Bone, Solomon Hill, De'Andre Hunter and a 2023 2nd round draft pick and signed a rookie deal shortly thereafter.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hayes' freshman season was cut short by what looked like a serious knee injury, but an MRI ultimately revealed no structural damage, and he was able to participate in summer league. Hayes, who averaged 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game at Texas, is a terrific frontcourt athlete and shot-blocker, but there are still plenty of questions surrounding his abilities on offense. That said, he was surprisingly effective on offense in summer league, averaging 16.3 points on 10.8 shots. He also added 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks across 24.3 minutes in four contests. While the Pelicans showed plenty of confidence in Hayes by drafting him eighth overall, the 19-year-old has competition for playing time. Derrick Favors, Jahlil Okafor and Zion Williamson are all candidates to see action at center, which could cut into Hayes' workload. It might be tough for the rookie to carve out a standard-league fantasy role right out of the gate, but it's possible he'll make for a streaming option for blocks and field-goal percentage.
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Available Sunday
CNew Orleans Pelicans
April 18, 2021
Hayes (back) will play Sunday against the Knicks, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.
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Probable Sunday
CNew Orleans Pelicans
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April 17, 2021
Hayes (back) is probable for Sunday's matchup against the Knicks.
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Will not return
CNew Orleans Pelicans
Back
April 16, 2021
Hayes will not return to Friday's matchup with the Pistons due to back spasms, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
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Contributes well in limited minutes
CNew Orleans Pelicans
April 12, 2021
Hayes scored eight points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and three steals across 21 minutes in Monday's win over the Kings.
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Off injury report
CNew Orleans Pelicans
April 7, 2021
Hayes (ankle) is off the injury report for Wednesday's matchup against the Nets.
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