Source: Rockets waive Chuck Hayes as Terrence Jones, Patrick Beverley return

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The Houston Rockets released forward Chuck Hayes on Sunday, a league source told Yahoo Sports.

The waiving of Hayes clears the way for Houston forward Terrence Jones to return on Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Guard Patrick Beverley will be back on Wednesday, too, a source said.

Jones was out with a lacerated eyelid and Beverley was sidelined under the NBA's concussion protocol.

As injuries impact the Rockets' roster, Hayes could be a veteran who returns to the team again this season.

Hayes, 32, played his first six NBA seasons for the Rockets and remains a favorite of the organization. Hayes could ultimately retire into a coaching staff role with the team, but is focused on continuing his playing career this season, sources said.

After losing three games to start the season, the Rockets have won four straight.