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Spencer Hawes agree to two-year deal to stay with 76ers

Jul 4, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

Spencer Hawes

It has a nice ring of patriotism to have Spencer Hawes decide on July 4 there is no place like our former national capital Philadelphia and agree to stay with the red, white and blue 76ers.

Which is exactly what happened, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Network.

Free-agent center Spencer Hawes has agreed to a two -year, $13.1 million contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers, Hawes’ agent, Greg Lawrence, told Yahoo! Sports.

Hawes had an injury-plagued regular season with the 76ers. Early in the season he was key to the Sixers strong play — his passing skills had the ball moving side to side in the offense, and the team looked good. But after he returned from an Achilles injury he never looked quite right again…

Well, until the playoff round with the Bulls. He showed off a scoring touch in games 3 and 4 (43 points combined) and was key for the Sixers on the boards holding off the aggressive rebounding of the Bulls.

A few Sixers fans probably think Hawes got overpaid, but frankly that’s what happens when you’re 7’1”. Bigs get overpaid. Simple supply an demand.

Hawes can sign the deal on July 11.

  1. philadelphiafan - Jul 4, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    meh. Don’t mind keeping him but not at that price.

    • icdogg - Jul 4, 2012 at 8:51 PM

      Not excited about it either but I am glad it wasn’t a long-term commitment.

    • sasquash20 - Jul 4, 2012 at 10:02 PM

      13 million for 2 years isn’t bad at all. I was worried they were going to give him a Sammy D contract. I like it but I’m now worried that we aren’t going to really do anything to get better. We have a solid team but not a contender.

  2. rexgrossman8 - Jul 4, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    People forgot Mehmet Okur’s big payday when signed with the Jazz.

    Solid fantasy center who could hit the 3.

  3. saint1997 - Jul 4, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    what a non-story

  4. HitsDingers - Jul 4, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    I wouldn’t have minded if the price was cut in half. Dude just can’t play.

    Place the order for logo-stamped ping pong balls.

  5. disulfide - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    A lot of money to be Lavoy Allen’s backup.

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