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2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 12.5 4.3 72.0 3.0 0.5
Post Season 6.0 0.3 0.0 3.0 0.3

Top Jaxson Hayes News

  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Picking up player option

    Hayes informed the Lakers on Friday that he will exercise his $2.4 million player option for the 2024-25 season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Hayes likely would have been on track for a one-year contract at a similar salary level in free agency had he declined the option, so he'll stick around in Los Angeles with the hope that he can solidify himself as the top backup center under first-year head coach JJ Redick. Previous coach Darvin Ham deployed Hayes as Anthony Davis' primary backup in 2023-24, though the Lakers were without Hayes' main competitors for the position -- Jarred Vanderbilt and Christian Wood -- for much of the season due to injury. Vanderbilt and Wood are both healthy again and are under contract for the upcoming season, so Hayes could struggle to reach the 70 appearances and 12.5 minutes per contest he averaged in 2023-24.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Back in reserve role

    Hayes will come off the bench for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, Ryan Ward of reports.

    Hayes drew a spot start at center Tuesday while Anthony Davis missed time with a headache, but the Texas product will retreat to the bench Friday. Hayes is averaging 7.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals in his last five appearances as a reserve.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Enters starting lineup

    Hayes will start Tuesday's game against the Warriors, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Anthony Davis is sidelined with a headache, so the Lakers will turn to Hayes as their starting center. In four starts this season, Hayes has averaged 11.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 2.3 steals.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Fills in with 19/10 double-double

    Hayes closed with 19 points (8-9 FG, 3-5 FT), 10 rebounds, one block and five steals in 33 minutes during Sunday's 127-117 loss to Minnesota.

    Hayes filled in nicely after Anthony Davis (eye) headed to the locker room. Hayes' 19 points marked a season-high total as well as his second consecutive double-double. Although he only averages 12.4 minutes per game, Hayes has appeared in 67 games for the Lakers and should be on the team's postseason roster.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Cleared to play Tuesday

    Hayes (calf) is active for Tuesday's game against Toronto, Dave McMenamin of reports.

    Hayes will return from one-game absence due to a left calf contusion. Anthony Davis (knee) remains questionable but is expected to suit up Tuesday as well, Michael Grange of reports.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Probable for Tuesday

    Hayes (calf) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Raptors, Dave McMenamin of reports.

    Hayes was a late scratch ahead of Sunday's win over the Nets due to a calf contusion but will likely suit up Tuesday, which is the second half of a back-to-back set. In March (13 games), Hayes has averaged 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Won't play Sunday

    Hayes has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Nets due to a calf contusion, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Hayes wasn't listed on the initial injury report and was scratched just an hour before tipoff. The Lakers won't have a true backup center available behind Anthony Davis (knee), so they'll likely have to play small ball with the second unit. Hayes' next chance to suit up comes Tuesday in Toronto.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Coming off bench Friday

    Hayes isn't starting Friday's game against the Pacers, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Hayes started in Wednesday's win over Memphis and tallied 14 points, seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 30 minutes. However, he'll retreat to the bench Friday since Anthony Davis (knee) has been cleared to play.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Solid in starting role

    Hayes finished Wednesday's 136-124 win over the Grizzlies with 14 points (6-7 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 30 minutes.

    Hayes moved into the starting unit Wednesday with Anthony Davis (knee) out of action, and he was able to give the Lakers 31 minutes on the second night of a back-to-back set despite picking up five fouls. Hayes finished with his second-best scoring total of the season while missing just one of his seven field-goal attempts, and he added seven boards, third-most on the team. It's unclear if Davis will need to miss additional time -- if so, Hayes could hold some value as a low-end streamer in fantasy leagues for managers needing boards, though he's not a viable option when Davis is in the lineup.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Starting Wednesday

    Hayes will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies with Anthony Davis (knee) unavailable, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Hayes was limited by foul trouble in his previous start this season and finished with just five points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover to his credit over 20 minutes. However, he'll draw an extremely favorable matchup against a Memphis team featuring a bevy of players on two-way contracts and 10-day deals, so he could still be worth a dice roll in fantasy hoops.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Efficient in win

    Hayes contributed seven points (3-4 FG, 1-2 FT), three rebounds and one block over 17 minutes during Monday's 136-105 win over the Hawks.

    Hayes is having one of his best months in March, shooting 73.9 percent with averages of 5.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 15.6 minutes. From the beginning of the 2023-24 campaign to February, Hayes averaged 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 10.0 minutes per game, only seeing a substantial uptick in minutes when Anthony Davis was briefly sidelined. Expect the 23-year-old to continue receiving valuable playing time behind Davis moving forward.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Scores eight in win

    Hayes registered eight points (4-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds and one steal over 19 minutes during Friday's 123-118 victory over the Spurs.

    Hayes has been a regular member of Los Angeles' rotation for the past 12 games and has seen a similar role throughout. He has averaged 7.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 0.6 blocks across 17.5 minutes during that span.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Coming off bench

    Hayes won't start Saturday's game against the Knicks, Ryan Ward of reports.

    Hayes logged a pair of starts with Anthony Davis sidelined and averaged 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals, but he'll rejoin the reserves with Davis back in action.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Impressive in spot start

    Hayes finished Thursday's 114-105 victory over the Celtics with 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

    With Anthony Davis (Achilles) out, Hayes made a second straight start and made the most of his opportunity by notching his first double-double of the campaign. Considering Christian Wood struggled badly when given minutes Thursday (four points while going 1-9 from the field), Hayes might remain in the starting lineup to face the Knicks on Saturday if Davis can't recover in time.

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  • Lakers' Jaxson Hayes: Four steals in Tuesday's start

    Hayes had six points (3-4 FG), six rebounds, one assist, one block and four steals over 24 minutes during Tuesday's 138-122 loss to Atlanta.

    With Anthony Davis (Achilles/hip) sidelined, Hayes made his second start of the season and saw his biggest workload of 2023-24 while tying his career high in steals. However, the 23-year-old center has played double-digit minutes only three times in January, giving him little fantasy utility in his usual role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 7-0, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Norman, OK
Age: 24
School: Texas
Experience: 5