Cavs big man Spencer Hawes has found a new home in L. A. The Los Angeles Clippers and Hawes have agreed to a four-year, $23 million contract, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal includes a 15-percent trade kicker and a player option for the fourth year. It might wind up being a sign-and-trade, if Cleveland agrees to it.
Hawes was "determined to sign with a contender," according to Yahoo Sports, which makes sense considering the teams on which he's played. He spent last season split between the tanking Sixers and the disappointing Cavaliers, and has only made the postseason twice in his seven-year career, with Philadelphia in 2011 and 2012.
The 26-year-old big man made 42 percent of his three-pointers last season, and he averaged 13.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. He is far from flashy, and not a huge rim protector, but for a team like the Clippers he's capable of making a big difference. The team was just begging for some production out of its frontcourt outside of Blake Griffin andDeAndre Jordan last season, trying a cast of characters at power forward that included Glen Davis, Stephen Jackson, Hedo Turkoglu, Antawn Jamison and Byron Mullens.
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