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Spencer Hawes | Center/Forward | #00

Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 245
College: Washington
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (10) / SAC
Contract: view contract details

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Spencer Hawes has officially cleared waivers after the Bucks released him on Friday.
This means he's officially a free agent. The Bucks already had three centers in Greg Monroe, Thon Maker and John Henson, so there simply wasn't any room for Hawes. The 10-year veteran is still only 29 and should be able to find work as a reserve big on a playoff-bound team. Sep 3 - 12:27 PM

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The Bucks will waive Spencer Hawes.

They'll use the stretch provision to spread the balance of Hawes' $6.2 million salary this season over three years, which will get them under the luxury tax threshold. The 29-year-old big man was traded before the deadline in the Miles Plumlee deal during his 10th NBA season. Expect him to get on an NBA team at the minimum as emergency depth.
Sep 1 - 12:12 AM
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The Bucks are likely to waive Spencer Hawes on Thursday.

Today is the last day to use the stretch provision, so that explains the timing. The Bucks added Hawes in the Miles Plumlee deal last year at the deadline, which was all about getting Plumlee's contract off the books. Hawes could get a minimum deal somewhere else.
Aug 31 - 5:29 PM
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Spencer Hawes will exercise his $6 million player option for the 2017-18 season according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Milwaukee won't have much financial flexibility this summer with Greg Monroe also opting in for $17.8 million. Hawes wasn't going to see that type of money on the open market after another disappointing season, so this was a no-brainer. Expect him to see very limited minutes behind Thon Maker and Monroe in 2017-18.
Jun 26 - 8:30 PM
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Spencer Hawes returned from a day of rest and scored 15 points with five rebounds, two assists and two triples in 15 minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

The Bucks used some two-center lineups tonight, but that's because they were missing some studs in Giannis Antetokounmpo (rest) and Khris Middelton (rest). Hawes isn't a lock to be in the rotation against the Raptors in the first round of the playoffs.
Apr 12 - 11:27 PM
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Spencer Hawes (rest) will not play Monday vs. the Hornets.

Hawes was more than likely going to be pushed out of the rotation anyways with John Henson (thumb) returning. He can be left on the wire in all re-draft formats.
Apr 10 - 6:30 PM
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Spencer Hawes scored 10 points with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers against the Kings on Wednesday.

He stepped into John Henson's (thumb) role as the backup big man. Hawes could get a couple more games in the rotation, but he's still not someone fantasy owners should be turning to because of how coach Jason Kidd plays the matchups.
Mar 23 - 1:13 AM
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Spencer Hawes played six minutes with two points and two assists against the 76ers on Monday.

He was basically out of the rotation yet again. Hawes shockingly scored 16 points on Saturday, but it was an obvious fluke. Leave him on the wire. Additionally, the Philly fans booed him a little during this game.
Mar 6 - 9:52 PM
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Spencer Hawes scored 16 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

He was terrific early with 14 points in the first half. Hawes only played a grand total of three minutes with the Bucks since he arrived on Feb. 2, but he likely has earned minutes the next time out. He is only worth a look in very deep leagues because nobody likes riding the Jason Kidd center carousel.
Mar 4 - 11:24 PM
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Spencer Hawes is inactive for Wednesday.

He may not even be in the rotation on his new team. Hawes is likely the third or fourth center on the roster and doesn't have much value.
Feb 8 - 6:29 PM
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Spencer Hawes is likely to be available for Saturday against the Suns.

That means he's not going to play against the Nuggets tonight. When asked about Roy Hibbert and Hawes, coach Jason Kidd said he would "hopefully get them in the mix." This situation will be too annoying for most owners with how Kidd plays the matchups with his starting center.
Feb 3 - 2:19 PM
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The Bucks reached an agreement in principle to trade Miles Plumlee to Charlotte for Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes, according to Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst of

He had a really rough night on Wednesday as the starter. Hawes has been stepping up for the Hornets lately with 24.6 minutes per game in his last five. The 28-year-old big man usually wasn't in the rotation when Cody Zeller (quad) wasn't healthy, though. He likely wouldn't have more value in Milwaukee and this deal is more about getting Plumlee's contract off the books.
Feb 2 - 2:30 PM
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Spencer Hawes started vs. the Warriors on Wednesday, finishing with four points, four boards, three assists and two blocks in 25 minutes.

Roy Hibbert picked up a DNP-CD tonight, and Cody Zeller (quad) was sidelined, so Hawes saw his role expand due to the matchup. The blocks help salvage some value, and he was far from the only Hornets player to struggle -- Marvin Williams scored 14 points in 31 minutes, but no other starter logged more than 25 minutes tonight. Hawes is likely headed back to the bench on Friday.
Feb 2 - 1:25 AM
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Spencer Hawes will start against the Warriors on Wednesday and Roy Hibbert will come off the bench.

Hibbert against the Warriors just doesn't make sense here. We should see a little more of Frank Kaminsky at the five in this game, assuming he can make shots. Hawes should be looking at minutes in the mid-20s and could have some short-term value.
Feb 1 - 9:33 PM
Spencer Hawes - F/C -

Spencer Hawes played just 16 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for eight points, four rebounds and two assists in Tuesday's 115-98 loss to the Thunder.

Cody Zeller was out again with his quad injury, but starting center Roy Hibbert played just 13 minutes, Hawes played 16 minutes, and Frank Kaminsky played 25 minutes and scored 10 points. None of the reserve centers in Charlotte are reliable enough to count on when Zeller's injured, and are even worse when he's healthy. Zeller is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Warriors, and while Hawes figures to have the best shot at success off the bench, he's simply too unreliable to throw into lineups.
Feb 1 - 12:30 AM

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