Al Iannazzone caught up with Georgia native Jarvis Hayes while covering the Nets vs. Hawks Tuesday. Although he was approached by the Knicks, Spurs and Bulls, and his rights are still held by the Nets, Hayes remains unemployed. Part of the reason, apparently, is that he wants a guaranteed contract.
Hayes says he's been in touch with the Nets, but not about joining the team. He's talked to them about the progress of trade negotiations. The Nets had proposed using Hayes in the Carmelo Anthony trade talks back in preseason. By hanging on to Hayes' Bird Rights, the Nets could include him in a sign-and-trade.
Catching Up with Jarvis Hayes - Al Iannazzone - In the 'Zzone