Report: Clippers, Hawes agree to contract

NBA.com staff

Spencer Hawes looks to be on his way to Los Angeles after reportedly agreeing to a four-year, $23 million deal with the Clippers, as first reported by Yahoo! Sports.

The seven-foot center out of the University of Washington spent his first six seasons in the league with the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers before being traded at the deadline last season to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Hawes averaged 13.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game last season, including an impressive 41.6 percent from 3-point land (a career-high). This 3-point shooting is likely why the Clippers brought him in and should greatly improve their sometimes stagnant half-court offense.

It’s only fitting that Hawes agreed to a contract on the Fourth of July after he wore this during a game in 2012:

23 Comments

  1. Jimbo says:

    Good upgrade for bigs as they took a downgrade at point backup

  2. lee says:

    hate this move he couldve been a starter somewhere else and got payed the same the celtics wouldve been a good fit also think the shouldve went after asik if the got hawes and asik the could play three 7 footers in a good rotation and have 2 7 footers and can play the 4 and 5 the have green at the 3 then the couldve traded alot of guys away then maybe grabbed some real 2 gaurds who can play and bame your back in the east

  3. Unkaned says:

    Hawes to Clips — great deal for both: Clips got a terrific bench player — a two-position, “stretch center” who can make foul shots when they need a center who can at key moments — and Hawes gets to finally play on a team with a shot at the ring. His points make chasing someone like Deng unnecessary, they can survive Collison’s departure with Jamal Crawford still in the mix, and thus don’t need quite as good a back-up at point, and someone as good as Collison who wouldn’t play much at that position should have been expected to stay around. And Matt Barnes adds the intangibles they need at small forward, even if he’s not a great scorer there. It should be downhill from here for the Clips to tweak their roster further. Final tweak should be to get whatever than can for Dudley and a couple others, and make a pitch for Nick Young — who likes L.A., and might play for less than his market value for a team this good now. So far, Clips made he best move in the League for the money — and I can’t even remember the name of their GM since Elgin left. Even paying more than twice what this team is worth, Mr. ex-Microsoft doesn’t deserve a team this good.

  4. justsayin says:

    Nice pickup. Add Deng and Augustin (and resign Baby maybe) and the Clips won’t miss a beat.

  5. Ag Sunshine says:

    Guys, there´s nothing to do in Miami anymore; LB knows that and he needs to go somewhere else because the West is too much for the East and that´s no even talking about Melo going to the West! this is West decade; sorry for the East…

  6. Cool V says:

    Chemistry is a after thought these days. If the Spurs are healthy they should repeat easily. My Atlanta Hawks will be in the talk next year. We have a great coach and unselfish players.

  7. From Serbia with love. says:

    Spencer is a great addition to the Clips…Doc knows what he is doing plus if they add one or two more pieces together they will be dangerous next season

    @lalaland
    Bo McCalebb is a great player. I’ve seen him play here in serbia in partizan getting the team to the F4 Euroleague. The guy is great even for an NBA team he would bring instant impact from the bench…although a small guy he is fast as hell, he is great driving for the basket and can shoot the ball from range and i dont think he will ask for huuge money so teams with PG shortage and money shortage should look to him he wont dissapoint.

  8. dmh says:

    I love how every heat fan has to comment when a player agrees to a deal. Guess what Heat fans….. There is no way that a guy averaging 13 and 8 was going to agree to the piddly money the heat could give under the circumstances. I am surprised that the guy took midlevel money from the Clippers.

    Riley needs to fill holes, not get names. Napier was a good start but, the instability of the situation as well as the money is causing players to go to more stable situations. The skillset is what Riley needs to aim for. From the looks of things, Lebron’s agent is making everybody nervous with the wandering eye while Lebron is on vacation. It is decision 2.0 without the lame espn special. When the Clippers are a more stable situation, given the Sterling fiasco, you know you have a problem.

  9. harrythehawk says:

    The Clippers are slowly upgrading. C’mon OKC, do something!

  10. lacrampa says:

    my god, heat fans (the lebronites ones) at every free agent signed they will say “rileyyyyy whyyy you didn’t take him”.
    fools, riley is not playing nba 2k, he knows what he does, perfectly. and you don’t

  11. agree with u will

  12. lalaland says:

    Great!
    Next move Sign and trade for Deng (including Dudley, Barnes, Bullock)
    And they might look at Bo McCalebb for the reserve guard spot. He’s fast (great first step), can finish trough contact, solid perimeter shot, gets a ton of steals and can finish with both hands. Only disadvantage is that he’s undersized, but makes up for it with his athleticism.

  13. helpingverbs says:

    Good for Hawes! Gets to play on a team going places! He has been a Fantasy STeal for 3 years now.

  14. ayy lmao says:

    When he’s on the court the team will suffer defensively, just like the teams he played on before have suffered. Does that mean he will only get sparse minutes, because Doc Rivers does not take lazy defenders lightly.

  15. Carlo says:

    Problem is: How could Riley improve his roster if he doesn’t know what the so-called “Big 3″ – and mainly LBJ – are going to do?
    Without knowing their next salaries you cannot spend the money. You simply don’t know HOW MUCH you have.

  16. Rod says:

    Sorry to see Hawes go …

  17. nomorelebron4heat says:

    heat still has no FA to commit for them until now, wade and bosh dont know what lebron will do, lebron’s agent talking with other teams. where will he bring his talents to this time around?

  18. BigMike(From North Hill in Akron,Ohio) says:

    Hawes will truly be missed! He was a great addition to my Cavaliers. I wish him nothing but the best, Happy 4th of July Hawes!

  19. bballjunkie1 says:

    Riley what the H>>> r u doing ? This guy would have been perfect and too also spread the floor with his 3 point shooting. See Doc knows his stuff, must be that Boston pedigree? I hear “the truth” Paul Pierce maybe coming will stay tuned.

  20. Will says:

    If we can squeeze in trevor ariza and get a quality point guard like a jerryd bayless or jordan farmar

  21. BluesGypsy says:

    Perfect PickUp for ‘da Clipps to compliment DeAndre Jordan & ‘da Flyin’ Lion [Blake Griffin] !!!
    if they had him last season, they might have beaten OKC before the SA Sprurs did…
    now, who do they replace Darren Collison with ??? he seemed like the perfect backup to Chris Paul !

  22. Kobeballhog says:

    And yet pat riley still not doing anything to upgrade the heats roster, no wonder big 3 still havent signed. Teams getting stronger better while pat riley havent gotten any significant player