May 22, 2012
Players to watch 76ERS: Forward Thaddeus Young After combining for just nine points and five rebounds in Games 1 and 2, Young has become a bit of a force for the Sixers the last two games, averaging 17 points and seven rebounds. The Sixers' second unit has at times been a huge difference-maker in this series. A strong presence from Young could make it the norm. CELTICS: Point guard Rajon Rondo Rondo has been mostly terrific for the Celtics this series but has also showed signs of frustration.
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.
July 5, 2012 |
Before NBA free agency began on July 1, 76ers president and general manager Rod Thorn said that the team's first order of business would be to re-sign unrestricted free agents Spencer Hawes and Lou Williams. On Wednesday, the 76ers made good on part of that equation, agreeing in principle on a two-year, $13 million deal with Hawes, a center. Hawes can't officially sign the deal, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports, until the league lifts the moratorium on signing contracts on July 11. The Sixers have had conversations with Williams, a shooting guard and the team's leading scorer last season.
November 27, 2013 |
The 76ers are not counting on Spencer Hawes or Tony Wroten to play in Wednesday's road game against the Orlando Magic. Hawes was a late scratch Saturday before a 106-98 setback to the Indiana Pacers because of left knee soreness. Wroten also missed the game with a lower back strain. Hawes hurt his knee Friday when he slipped on a wet spot in the fourth quarter of a 115-107 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Wroten hurt his back in the middle of last week. The strain forced him to leave Friday's game in the third quarter.
November 22, 2013 |
THERE IS not a lot, if any, looking back for the 76ers organization this season. The model being put into place is one whose pieces are aligned for the future, and many of those pieces haven't even been obtained yet. But Wednesday night you couldn't help but think what could have been. With Thaddeus Young away from the team due to personal issues, coach Brett Brown moved Spencer Hawes to the power forward position and started Daniel Orton at the center. Hawes properly responded by pouring in his Sixers' career-high 28 points on 10-for-13 shooting.
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.
January 26, 2012
The Sixers got some good news on the injury front regarding center Spencer Hawes before Wednesday's game against New Jersey. Hawes did not face the Nets, marking the sixth game in a row he has missed with a strained left Achilles tendon. Before the game, however, Hawes did some work for the first time since suffering the injury, and he sounded pleased with his progress. "Yeah, I worked out earlier and it went pretty well," said Hawes, who is averaging 9.2 points and leading the Sixers in rebounding (8.8)