January 9, 2012 |
The 76ers, about to play three games in a row for the first time since a lockout shortened the 1999 season to 50 games, will most likely have center Spencer Hawes with them for the stretch, according to the team. Perhaps the biggest surprise on the surprising Sixers roster, Hawes left the team's 97-62 Saturday win over the Toronto Raptors in the third quarter when he experienced a mid-back strain. Hawes underwent treatment shortly after the game and said he would do the same again on Sunday.
July 6, 2012 |
THE 76ERS SAID after the season was over that they were looking to get bigger and more athletic in the middle, whether it be via draft, trade or free agency. They might have addressed that area a little bit when they got 6-11 Arnett Moultrie, of Mississippi State, in a draft-day trade with Miami last week, but Wednesday, they decided to go back to a comfort zone. According to sources, the team has agreed to a 2-year contract to keep last season's starting center, Spencer Hawes.
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.
May 16, 2012
Spencer Hawes one day will consider following a certain right-wing right tackle into elected office. In 2010, Jon Runyan parlayed his fame as an Eagle into a congressional seat in New Jersey -- a tack Hawes can see taking: "If the opportunity presents itself ... " For now, Hawes, 24, will just play center for the Sixers as they seek their first title in almost 30 years. He said he has a hard time finding informed debates with his less civic-minded peers in the NBA. "They don't last very long.
April 4, 2012 |
MIAMI - In the old movie "Cool Hand Luke," there's a famous line that goes: "What we've got here is a failure to communicate. " The 76ers appear to have that problem between coach Doug Collins and forward Thaddeus Young. Collins has spoken for the past couple of weeks of how worn down Young has appeared. In Saturday's win over the Atlanta Hawks, Young played only 20 minutes, 39 seconds, scoring only four points and not getting a rebound. Tuesday, after the team's shootaround at American Airlines Arena, Young laughed when asked about his health and about his coach's assessment of his health.
November 6, 2013 |
Spencer Hawes is arguably the 76ers' best three-point shooter. All 7-foot-1 inches of him. The center was shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc heading into Monday's game against the Golden State Warriors. Thaddeus Young, at 60 percent, was the only teammate with a higher percentage than the seven-year veteran. But while Young has only attempted five three-pointers, Hawes has made 6 of 12, and was on pace to make 164 of 328 this season. That would shatter his career-best of 40 for 115 he had as a Sacramento King during the 2008-09 season.
September 29, 2013 |
At 25, Spencer Hawes will be an elder statesman on what could be among the youngest teams in the NBA. That point was accented Friday when the seventh-year center was asked during the team's media day whether he sees similarities in the youthfulness of this team and the Sacramento Kings squads he played on during his first three NBA seasons. "Even [on] those [Sacramento] teams, I don't know if there were this many young guys, but it is fun," he said. In his final season in Sacramento, 2009-10, the 25-57 Kings roster was filled with young players.
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.