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.
Free agent Spencer Hawes has reached agreement on a four-year, $23M deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell Yahoo.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 04, 2014
Clippers best backup big last year was Ryan Hollins, until they landed Glen "Big Baby" Davis. Spencer Hawes is a real upgrade.—
Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) July 04, 2014
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:
Nothin' more 'Merican than shaking hands on a deal with Spencer Hawes on the Fourth of July.—
Jeff Caplan (@Caplan_NBA) July 05, 2014