HoopsHype Spencer Hawes rumors

December 19, 2013 Updates

The Rockets, sources said, have been interested in prying veteran center Spencer Hawes away from the Sixers along with a future first-round pick, but they won't know until Thursday whether Philadelphia is prepared to part with that much for Asik or whether Boston's offer is the best available. ESPN.com

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According to individuals with knowledge of the talks, the Rockets do not have a deal in place but were greatly encouraged when trade talks intensified Dec. 6, so much so that the confidence that they would be ready to pull the trigger helped inspire the Dec. 19 "deadline" as much as needing a deal by then to be able to move players again this season. As much as speculation has centered around Thad Young, if the Rockets are to do a deal with Philadelphia and former Rockets assistant GM Sam Hinkie, it is more likely to be a three-team deal in which the player the Sixers trade goes elsewhere. The Rockets likely would want draft picks in a deal, and Hinkie is not expected to give those up. If the deal was for Young, the Rockets and Sixers would not have had to wait until Dec. 15. And if the Rockets were to try to get one of the Sixers players who don't fit in Hinkie's long-term plans, it would be more likely for Spencer Hawes, a range shooter who could play next to Dwight Howard or as his backup with Asik gone. Houston Chronicle

December 14, 2013 Updates
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The league’s 16th most efficient 3-point shooter, Hawes is the only player at his position hitting enough 3-balls to qualify in the category. So, yeah, he’s kind of on his way to a big contract. “Last time I let (free agency) get to my head, I think, when you go through it the first time. … When you’re a rookie, you have the year leading into your extension where you’re trying to get something done,” Hawes said. “Then you have your restricted free agency when you’re trying to get something done. For me, if you’ve gone the tender (route), basically, you have another free agency situation. “I feel like I’ve been in this situation a few times and then, only signing a two-year deal (in 2012), as soon as you sign it you’re coming up on a contract year again. If you sit around worrying about that the whole time, you’re going to drive yourself crazy over-analyzing and thinking too much.” Delaware County Daily Times

December 9, 2013 Updates

But Morey also has a familiar face in Philly to work with as well in 76ers GM Sam Hinkie. Morey has already done a deal with Hinkie and Hinkie has a solid big man in Spencer Hawes, who is on an expiring contract who also can shoot from the outside. (ESPN.com has theorized Thaddeus Young would bit a good fit in Houston alongside Howard as well.) NBA.com

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Hawes has proved to be an excellent fit in first-year coach Brett Brown's offense. But with a $6.6 million expiring contract, Hawes could land the Sixers a quality future asset at the February deadline. Another name to keep an eye on in Philadelphia, according to rival execs: Thaddeus Young, whose athleticism and frontcourt versatility will be attractive to contenders as the Sixers continue to fade from the playoff picture in the bizarre East. CBSSports.com

November 27, 2013 Updates
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Despite his hot start to the season and his constantly improving stock around the league, Hawes promises he won’t let the uncertainty of the future get to his head like the last time he was entering free agency. “I think the last time I kind of bought into that stuff,” Hawes told HOOPSWORLD on his approach to free agency. “I kind of psyched myself out by playing for free agency and when it happened, I waited around paying attention to what [contracts] everyone else is getting. “When you’re young and haven’t been through it, I think those thing happen. But this time around I’m going to control what I can control. It’s a cliché, but it makes it a lot less stressful.” HoopsWorld

November 18, 2013 Updates

Spencer Hawes had a terrible karaoke performance at McGillin's. Hawes showed that he is better as a player than as a singer. Sportando

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NBA executive No. 1: "I would think about moving Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes. And that's only if this winning continues. I don't know how long it can. This is the time of year when the poor teams -- if they're going to win games -- win a few because the guys on the team still believe they can win. Midway through the season, they won't have the same amount of confidence once they realize they're not a good team. So I would be stunned if they can sustain this. Besides Michael Carter-Williams, Turner, Hawes and Thaddeus Young, they've got nobody. There is no way, if I were Hinkie, I would begin to think this is a nucleus I can build around. No way. Not right now. I thought before the season they were going to win less than 10 games. Their bench guys weren't even that good in college. ESPN.com

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Kwame Brown, Jason Richardson, Arnett Moultrie and Nayal "Mac" Koswhel also didn't make the trip. Maybe someone should have informed the NBA that Brown wasn't going to make the trip. He is one of four Sixers being promoted here for Sunday's game. A banner of the 6-11, 290-pounder hangs right outside of the arena's entrance in the BEC. Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes are the others being promoted. Philadelphia Inquirer

October 1, 2013 Updates

Spencer Hawes gave the 76ers a scare Monday when he injured his left knee doing defensive slides at training camp. The 7-foot, 245-pound center missed the remainder of practice and didn’t work out on Tuesday. Hawes, however, said his injury is not serious. “It’s good,” Hawes said after Tuesday’s first session at St. Joseph’s. “I just kind of twisted my knee yesterday, doing a drill, slipped on a wet spot. So it’s kind of one of those things that you really can’t do anything about. “I’m just kind of erring on the side of caution.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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