Spencer Hawes Rumors

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.”
Q: What’s your sense of the NBA and politics? How many of your teammates, how many of your fellow players are invested the way you are? A: Not many, and I think it’s because — I think on paper, there’d be more conservatives in the NBA because (of wealth). And I don’t know how many issues — anybody, not just NBA players but the person who comes home at the end of a day — people care about more than the money they make and preserving as much of it as possible. Like I said, you’d think there’d be more conservatives, but I think there’s such a stigma attached to it, especially in the media and the mainstream media and the “lamestream” media, whatever you want to call it, that guys are afraid to come out and say it. I know there’s more guys out there who share those beliefs but just don’t want to come out and say it because they don’t want to ostracize themselves.