Spencer Hawes Rumors
Rich Cho: We are really excited to acquire Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes in this deal. Spencer gives us a veteran game – he has proven himself in this league and adds a lot of experience to the locker room. He has the ability to face the floor in offense as an outside shooter and is a great passer as well. He has a high basketball IQ and we’re really excited to have him on the team. As far as Matt, we’re still evaluating our options with Matt. But before I end, I would like to thank Lance for all his hard work during the year and being a professional last season.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has acquired center Spencer Hawes and forward Matt Barnes from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for guard Lance Stephenson. “We are pleased to add a pair of proven veterans to our team,” Cho said. “Spencer Hawes is an experienced big man whose outside shooting gives us additional flexibility on offense. Matt Barnes is an experienced veteran who knows the NBA.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Hornets undecided about whether they’ll keep Matt Barnes for next season, when he’s due $3.5M in the final year of his contract. To be clear on Barnes: Only $1M of his salary is guaranteed for next season if he’s waived by July 1. Otherwise, Charlotte owes him $3.5M. It is unlikely Charlotte keeps Barnes, who’ll become a free agent.