Spencer Hawes Rumors
SN: With this election being so divisive, how has that been for you, in the locker room and in your life in general? Spencer Hawes: I still — I didn’t endorse anybody in the primary, I still haven’t endorsed anybody. Safe to say I will not be endorsing anybody. But it’s frustrating. It’s frustrating when you look at both sides. We’ve had eight years to get two candidates together to try to move forward and try to improve on things, and we literally picked the two people that could only lose to each other. That’s who we have running in our general election to be president of the United States. It’s pretty disgusting.
SN: One of the interesting twists this year is that the best player in the NBA came right out and said, “Vote for Hillary.” Did that feel uncomfortable to you? Spencer Hawes: No, I like it. Obviously, I don’t agree with LeBron there. And that’s fine. But the ability to not agree and put that in one compartment and not judge someone’s entire character based on how they view the world or what their political beliefs are, that’s what makes us great. So yeah, I disagree with LeBron. I would love to have a discussion with him or anybody that wants to talk about it. But at the end of the day, there’s two parties, there’s two ways of doing things. Each one has been in power many times over again, and we’re still where we are.
Seattle was a strong NBA market for many years, going crazy for the Sonics of Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp, which reached The Finals in 1996. From 1995-99, the Sonics basically sold out Key Arena, and they never averaged less than 14,300 fans from 1991-2007, their next-to-last season in town. The city and surrounding area has a rich tradition of producing NBA talent, including current players Isaiah Thomas, Jamal Crawford, Jason Terry, Marvin Williams, Spencer Hawes, Rodney Stuckey and Aaron Brooks. “Seattle is a far better market than at least 10 NBA cities,” said a very high ranking executive of one of the league’s 29 teams last week.
It’s an open secret at this point that the Bucks are willing to move either Carter-Williams or big man Greg Monroe in the right deal. Sources stress, though, that recent speculation about a Monroe-to-Charlotte trade in exchange for Jeremy Lamb and Spencer Hawes does not fit that description. Lamb would certainly fill a need with the Bucks, but the Hornets — already committed to trying to nurse Roy Hibbert back to prominence on a one-year, $5 million deal –- are said to have no interest in Monroe.
Lamb, who is 24, is a solid shooter – 44 percent from the field last season – and scorer – 8.8 points off the bench. There have been whispers the Bucks and Hornets have had conversations about a deal in which the Bucks would get Lamb and big man Spencer Hawes for Greg Monroe.