Spencer Hawes Rumors
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.
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.