Sixers Re-Sign Spencer Hawes

JULY 13TH: The Sixers have officially re-signed Hawes, the team confirmed today in a press release.

JULY 4TH: Spencer Hawes and the 76ers have reached an agreement on a new contract, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The $13.1MM deal will keep the unrestricted free agent under contract in Philadelphia for two more years.

We heard last month that Hawes was drawing interest around the NBA and could command an annual salary of about $7MM, but there hadn't been many rumblings about the big man since free agency opened. The Trail Blazers were said to have some interest, but it was classified as more perfunctory than serious.

In 37 games for the Sixers in 2011/12, Hawes averaged 9.6 points and 7.3 rebounds, along with a career-high .489 FG%. The 24-year-old battled back and achilles injuries this season, but has stayed relatively healthy throughout his career, appearing in 70+ games in his first four NBA seasons.

Hawes is coming off a year in which he accepted Philadelphia's one-year qualifying offer, worth about $4.05MM. Often, a restricted free agent coming off a rookie deal will accept his qualifying offer when he wants to hit unrestricted free agency earlier, to be assured of changing teams. That doesn't appear to be the case for Hawes though.

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11 Comments on "Sixers Re-Sign Spencer Hawes"


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Mike N
3 years 25 days ago

The only reason i assumed they did was because in 2yr Hawes and Iggy will be off the books. As i assume Iggy will pick up his player option.

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Vill103
3 years 25 days ago

why ? smh

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Kyle2893
3 years 25 days ago

We needed a center… may not be a great center. But hes better then what wed have on the roster w/o him

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Gh
3 years 25 days ago

Typical 76ers I wish I knew what the overall plan was for this offseason because I would have bought out brand already and given hibbert a max salary offer

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Kyle2893
3 years 25 days ago

I agree with buying out brand. Give the rook a shot. Or lavoy. But also there wasnt any “big” free agents this year. Next year is a different story and his contract will be up by then. So its kind of smart in there behalf

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cflip
3 years 25 days ago

Fuck.. This… Team, I’ll probably keep watching but I dont think I cant stand this much longer w/o hanging myself. Honestly the biggest need of this team is not shot blockers or shooters but a completely overhauled front office

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Rtt
3 years 25 days ago

Agreed for the love of god can we please make a smart decision bringing back a white center with no heart. Spence could have missed 15 games last year but he didn’t want to play his contract year hurt that is not the type of athlete I want representing the city I love

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Rob
3 years 25 days ago

If hawes can stay healthy an play the way he did at the start of last year then we will contribute immensely to the front court allowing moultrie to ease into his new nba role. The only part of this signing that puzzles me is what happens with iggy now? I assumed he was to be dealt this summer for a big now I’m not so sure. Could they be thinking big and keep brand and iguadala this year so we have cap space next year for a star?

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Wbrinson416
3 years 25 days ago

HIBBERT IS ONLY GOOD IF YOU HAVE GOOD SHOOTERS ON YOUR TEAM, WITH THE
SIXERS TEAMS WOULDHAVE DOUBLED HIM AND HE WOULD HAVE TO KICK IT OUT.
WELL YOU KNOW HOW WE SHOOT!!!!!!!

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ShortBanks
3 years 21 days ago

good , young player

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remyngtin
3 years 19 days ago

good move

 

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