Spencer Hawes Rumors
Q: Who on the team would you say is your best friend? Frank Kaminsky: Spencer [Hawes]. His vets passed down certain values to him, and he’s passed down those values to me. The biggest thing that I have learned so far is just to forget. There are so many games and so many things that can happen, so you can’t let things drag on throughout the season, or else you can bury yourself and bad things can happen.
Frank Kaminsky: At @Starbucks where Frank is spelled “Craig” #CraigAtStarbucks. Starbucks Coffee: Foul on us. Two shots (of espresso) for you! Frank Kaminsky: I feel as disrespected as Seattle felt when you sold the Supersonics (cc: @spencerhawes00)
Hornets center Spencer Hawes was booed once again by the crowd at the Sleep Train Arena Monday night. Fans still don’t forget the fact that the former Kings big man openly endorsed the relocation of the franchise to Seattle a few years back and let it be known (loudly). Hawes had the last laugh, though, with a 128-129 win in double overtime and fire tweet afterwards.
Hawes averaged 5.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game last season for the Clippers, his lowest totals all around since his rookie year. This summer, the Clippers traded Hawes and Matt Barnes to Charlotte for Lance Stephenson. “It looked like a good fit,” Hawes said, “but it didn’t end up that way. That’s the nature of the business.” The trade surprised Hawes, but he said it’s something he can’t take personally, despite leaving a city and people he liked.
The trade led to Hawes’ third straight season in a new location. The center has to do his best to get comfortable with new surroundings, which he said is another adjustment. “I’m trying to get in where I fit in,” Hawes said. “But finally my back is feeling better, so that’s nice and kind of hopefully be passed that. We’ve been struggling here lately, had a lot guys in and out of the lineup. Now, we’ve got some guys coming back and we’re playing the way we were playing earlier.”
And now we figured out why he keeps changing his hair. According to Lin on the Hornets’ pregame show, he lets Spencer Hawes pick how his hair is styled. Lin doesn’t really care much about it, so they just have fun with it. He says there’s a long-term plan for his hair.