Cavaliers Acquire Hawes For Clark, Sims

The Sixers and Cavs have agreed to a trade that sends Spencer Hawes to Cleveland for Earl Clark, Henry Sims, and draft picks.  The deal is now official following the Cavs’ press release.  Cleveland is sending their 2014 second-round pick and the Grizzlies’ 2014 second-rounder to the Sixers as a part of the deal.

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The Cavs had to send out salaries in the deal as they’re over the cap and couldn’t absorb Hawes’ $6.6MM salary without giving someone up.  The deal marks GM David Griffin‘s first significant move in his new role with the Cavs.  Cleveland was also shopping Tyler Zeller and gave some thought to dealing Luol Deng, but this move went down as Cleveland’s deadline adjustment.  The Rockets also reportedly had interest in Hawes in connection to an Omer Asik deal, but that didn’t come to fruition.

Hawes has been putting up career highs in points, rebounds, assists and three-point shooting percentage for the Sixers as he heads into unrestricted free agency this summer. The 25-year-old former 10th overall pick is finishing up a two-year, $13.1MM deal he signed with Philadelphia in 2012.

Zach Links contributed to this post.  Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.  Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link) first reported that Hawes was on his way to the Cavs.  TNT’s David Aldridge (Twitter link) reported that Clark would be going to the 76ers and the Plain Dealer (via Twitter) added that Sims was in the deal as well.  Marc Stein of ESPN.com first reported Cleveland’s interest in the center. 

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21 Comments on "Cavaliers Acquire Hawes For Clark, Sims"


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Kevin Wisla
1 year 6 months ago

Nice move for Cleveland. Makes the Sixers worse which is basically their goal so this is a nice move for them too.

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ObamaDinoKiller
1 year 6 months ago

makes the cavs worse too. he will not help you in the playoffs. you’ll see. softest player in the nba

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Matt Galvin
1 year 6 months ago

Have a log jam at C/PF know so maybe Thompson or Zeiler to Phoenix and starts a run on C/PF being traded.

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DinosSavedMammals
1 year 6 months ago

Phoenix has a log jam of their own at PF. Both Morris Brothers, Oriahki, Frye. With Plumblee and top pick Len at C. They wouldn’t need another PF. Maybe if the cavs traded waiters in a deal with okafors large expiring contract going back with draft picks.

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MikeH_TSP
1 year 6 months ago

Are these second rounders the Cavs 2014 second round picks?

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The_Porcupine
1 year 6 months ago

If it is just 2 2nd rounders and no other players of value, that’s a steal. It’s nice to see that the Cav’s are trying to salvage the season and make a push with a “win now” move, but very few teams have been able to rebuild there team mid year and make the play offs.

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The_Porcupine
1 year 6 months ago

I wonder if they will try to flip him quickly for better assets?

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Tim
1 year 6 months ago

Don’t think you can trade a player you just received, unless its in a 3 team trade. Maybe that’s just players you just signed? Not sure, think he’s in CLE for a bit though.

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TigerFan1968
1 year 6 months ago

This is the kind of deal the Raptors should have made. Toronto needs a big body inside or this year will end in disappointment.

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rct
1 year 6 months ago

I’m sure they could have Bargnani back.

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$67479336
1 year 6 months ago

Cavs are officially a Jarret Jack trade away from erasing their entire summer splurge.

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