Kings forward Chuck Hayes goes by "Chuck Wagon" because he's about as sturdy and unforgiving as one.
The 6-foot-6, 250-pound six-year veteran earns a hefty salary for his defense and rugged play. But in the second quarter Thursday, a collision with the Milwaukee Bucks' Drew Gooden staggered Hayes and sent him to the floor. He left the game with a dislocated shoulder, sidelining him for the rest of the evening.
That collision came one night after Hayes took a charge from the Denver Nuggets' Chris Andersen the heavily tattooed "Birdman" that also put Hayes on the floor.
"That's in my Top 5 all-time for charges," Hayes said before Thursday's game. "The other charges were from guards. The one from Birdman was more painful than any charge I've taken. I saw him coming down the lane for a dunk, a big man coming full speed, and I knew it'd hurt."
Hayes said he won't change his style, never mind the days-long soreness. Most players rank their biggest shots and dunks, but Hayes may be the only one who ranks his nastiest collisions and charges.
"The best one I took was from Brandon Roy of the Blazers to seal a win when I was with Houston (in 2008)," Hayes said. "Ten seconds left, we're up one, they need that shot to win it. Charging.
"The next-best was Game 5 of the (2007) playoffs with (the Rockets) and Utah. I took a charge from Derek Fisher to seal the game.
"Next was Stephon Marbury, my second year, and then Mo Williams last year of Cleveland. But the Birdman, I still feel that one."
Greene out Kings reserve forward Donté Greene was not with the Kings because he was in Baltimore to be with family after the death of his grandmother. In the past five games, Greene played 18 minutes 12 against the New York Knicks, when he had a season-high 10 points.
Evans is back Kings guard Tyreke Evans started Thursday's game and looked to be back to normal against the Bucks. He did not start the second half at Denver on Wednesday after becoming ill. He said he was drowsy before the game and vomited at the half, and he played just three minutes in the second half. He had 26 points against Milwaukee.
Beno's back, too Former Kings guard Beno Udrih, slowed lately by a shoulder strain, played 25 minutes Thursday for Milwaukee. He averaged nine points in his first four games with the Bucks after playing four seasons with the Kings.
And "Saint," too Ex-coach Garry St. Jean, a Bay Area resident, was at Power Balance Pavilion as a scout for the New Jersey Nets. In 1996, St. Jean led the Kings to their second Sacramento-era playoff berth.