October 3, 2013 |
Spencer Hawes said Tuesday that his left knee injury is not serious. The 76ers center gave the organization a scare Monday when he hurt his knee doing defensive slides at training camp. The 7-foot, 245-pound center missed the remainder of practice and did not work out on Tuesday. "It's good," Hawes said after Tuesday's first session at St. Joseph's University. "I just kind of twisted my knee yesterday doing a drill, slipped on a wet spot. So it's kind of one of those things that you really can't do anything about.
October 4, 2013 |
Training camp, which began Saturday and concluded Wednesday morning at St. Joseph's University, was an eye-opening experience for 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. The No. 11 overall pick in the draft from Syracuse is expected to run the offense from day one. It's no surprise that the 6-foot-6, 185-pound Williams has taken some hits to his slender frame while trying to process an inordinate amount of information that his position requires. "There are a lot of things thrown at me and coaches testing me and a lot of different things, and sometimes I get a little bit overwhelmed, but I have to sit back and take everything in," Carter-Williams said after Wednesday's workout.
March 31, 2011
76ers Notes Keep your eye on the 76ers' inside rotation. Starting center Spencer Hawes has gone from a late-game bench ornament to quite effective in the game's final minutes. At the end of Monday night's victory over the Chicago Bulls, Hawes nailed a trio of important jump shots and scored 14 points, his fourth consecutive game in double-digit scoring. "You always want to be in down the stretch, and you always have faith you can do it," Hawes said before Wednesday's 108-97 victory against the Houston Rockets.
November 18, 2011
BACK IN August, Sixers center Spencer Hawes tweeted about why NBA commissioner David Stern was still collecting his reported $23 million annual salary while the players were being asked to take a pay cut. Within days, reports surfaced that Stern would withhold his salary during the labor situation. So, it was no surprise that Hawes decided to jump in on the NBA's ill-fated Twitterview with Stern and deputy comissioner Adam Silver on Sunday night. The idea was for the NBA to be able to answer questions from fans, reporters and even a few players.
March 17, 2012 |
CHICAGO - When the Chicago Bulls play without reigning MVP Derrick Rose, as they did last night against the 76ers at the United Center due to a strained right groin, they become very much like last night's opponent. Like the Sixers all season, the Bulls didn't have a go-to player when baskets are needed, a true superstar who can carry a team on any given night. The Sixers are used to playing the team game they need in order to produce wins, though you wouldn't have known it last night.
February 5, 2012 |
ATLANTA - When 76ers center Spencer Hawes bounded into the locker room after warm-ups, it was pretty clear that he was going to play against the Hawks Saturday night. "Survey says, I'm good," said Hawes, who missed the last 10 games with a strained Achilles tendon. Hawes has missed 11 games this season - one game was with a lower-back strain. In the 12 games he had appeared in before Saturday, all of them starts, Hawes averaged 10.4 points and 8.8 rebounds. Without Hawes on the floor, the Sixers offense has struggled.
January 29, 2012 |
Thaddeus Young said he was not 100 percent in Friday's 89-72 win over the Charlotte Bobcats, but it was hard to believe it by the performance of the fifth-year 76ers forward. During Wednesday's 97-90 overtime loss to the New Jersey Nets, Young suffered a lower back injury but did return to the game. On Friday he had 10 points, shot 5 for 7 from the field, and had four rebounds and no turnovers in just over 24 minutes. "It still bothers me and I am not completely 100 percent, but I will go out there, keep playing and keep getting treatment and hopefully it will get better as we progress and time goes on," Young said before Saturday's game at the Wells Fargo Center against the Detroit Pistons.
February 12, 2012 |
CLEVELAND - With Sixers center Spencer Hawes skipping this three-game road trip to rest his strained left Achilles tendon, Sixers coach Doug Collins said that he would most likely start rookie Lavoy Allen at center over the next three games and bring fellow rookie Nik Vucevic in with the second unit. "We'll give Lavoy a look tonight and then play Nik with Thad [Young] and those guys," Collins said before Saturday's game against Cleveland. Collins said that his coaching staff thought that it might be better if Vucevic comes in with the reserves.
May 2, 2012 |
PLAYERS TO WATCH SIXERS: Evan Turner: It looks like Turner will be in the starting lineup. And it seems that that he will be assigned to guard point guard C.J. Watson. If he can do a good job, play tight offensively and lend some rebounding help, it could go a long way in helping the Sixers entertain thoughts of an upset. BULLS: Rip Hamilton: Hamilton scored 19 points on just seven shots in Game 1 by running around and through a myriad of picks set by teammates. Jrue Holiday will have the defensive assignment at the start, and he'll have to make it harder for Hamilton to get where he wants.
January 11, 2012 |
Coach Doug Collins gave a one-word reply when asked whether he was surprised at the way rookie center Nikola Vucevic had performed in the 76ers' last three games. "No," Collins said. Then he elaborated. "I fell in love with him the first time I saw the kid," Collins said of the 7-foot, 240-pounder whom the Sixers drafted with the 16th overall pick last year. "He's really ball-friendly. He knows how to play, and the guys on the team like him and trust him. The coaches like him and trust him. "That's why Rod Thorn and I were praying on draft night that that guy was going to be there for us," Collins said.