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Spencer Hawes | Center/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 245
College: Washington
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Spencer Hawes will be the "main priority" for the Cavaliers in free agency this summer, according to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Assuming [GM David Griffin] remains the general manager, he will make a strong push to keep the center," Pluto writes. "Griffin values big men who can pass and shoot. In fact, the Cavs have been asking Hawes to shoot even more." Hawes is averaging a career-high 14.1 points and 1.8 threes per game since joining the Cavaliers, to go along with 7.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 blocks. Apr 12 - 7:04 PM

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Spencer Hawes had 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Magic.

The key here is that Anderson Varejao (shoulder) was out and could miss multiple more games. It allowed Hawes to play 34 minutes in this one and not look over his shoulder. Lock him back into all lineups.
Apr 2 - 9:37 PM

Spencer Hawes scored 16 points with five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in just 22 minutes of action vs. the Nets on Friday.

Hawes scored all but one of his points in the first half, and his lack of defense may have prompted coach Mike Brown to rely more heavily on Anderson Varejao (eight points, 13 rebounds) in the second half. Hawes' role has taken a sharp turn for the worse since mid-March, and he's averaging a mere 21.4 minutes in Cleveland's past five games.
Mar 28 - 10:21 PM

Spencer Hawes hit just 2-of-4 shots for four points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

Hawes has seen his minutes dry up (between 17 and 24 in last four) with the strong play of Anderson Varejao lately, and has scored seven or fewer points in three of his last four games. It was a nice run, but as long as Varejao is healthy and playing, things aren't looking good for Hawes.
Mar 26 - 11:24 PM

Spencer Hawes hasn't played in the fourth quarter during Cleveland's past three games.

To make matters worse, he's shooting just 30.3 percent from downtown over the past two weeks and his fantasy value has plummeted during that span. Cavs coach Mike Brown has been deploying small lineups to increase his team's pace, but Hawes should at least get solid playing time vs. the oversized Pistons on Wednesday.
Mar 26 - 9:58 AM

Spencer Hawes had his worst game as a Cavalier on Saturday, making just 1-of-7 from the field for three points with two boards, two assists and one block in 17 minutes.

Omer Asik ate Hawes for lunch tonight. Hawes has been on a roll lately, so this ugly stat line is not a trend whatsoever. He's played 34.5 minutes per game over his previous 10 for averages of 16.6 points, 8.6 boards and 0.9 blocks. His owners should just cut him some slack here.
Mar 22 - 10:17 PM

Spencer Hawes was hot late against the Thunder on Thursday during a 102-95 loss, finishing with 20 points, three boards, three assists and three 3-pointers on 8-of-17 from the field.

He continues to put up impressive scoring numbers and he's done it in unconventional fashion. Since coming to Cleveland, Hawes has made a sub-par 52.2 percent of his shots at the rim while he's been outstanding on mid-range jumpers at 50.0 percent. He's adding two treys and one block per game with his new team and there has been very little drop off from his days in Philly.
Mar 20 - 10:11 PM

Spencer Hawes scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds before being ejected from Sunday's game after picking up his second technical foul.

He played a full 34 minutes but never got going against DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers, but he should bounce back nicely against Miami's small frontcourt on Tuesday. Hawes now has 11 technicals on the season and it's something to watch, though he still has some leeway before getting a suspension on his 16th tech.
Mar 17 - 12:30 AM

Spencer Hawes scored 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting with 13 rebounds, one steal and one block in Friday's road win over the Warriors.

Hawes came into the game with a mild ankle issue and obviously it wasn't a problem tonight. He has fit the Cavs' scheme very well and has been a top-40 value over the last month.
Mar 15 - 2:49 AM

Spencer Hawes (left ankle) is playing against the Warriors on Friday.

There wasn't much of a doubt and he was able to play in the second half after sustaining the injury on Wednesday. Hawes has been hot and his shot is falling, so get him in your lineup.
Mar 14 - 9:45 PM

Spencer Hawes (ankle) is probable for Friday's game against the Warriors.

Hawes merely rolled his left ankle against the Suns. We're expecting another 30+ minutes out of hot-shooting 7-footer.
Mar 14 - 1:56 PM

Spencer Hawes said that his injured ankle is feeling better and he expects to play vs. the Warriors on Friday.

Owners should check for updates after Cleveland's shootaround, but it sounds like Hawes will be fine. He's averaging 17.2 points, 2.8 threes, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his past five games, and hasn't shown any signs of slowing down since Anderson Varejao's return.
Mar 13 - 6:29 PM

Spencer Hawes briefly left Wednesday's big win over the Suns with an ankle injury, but returned and finished with 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including three treys) with six rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes.

Hawes really hasn't missed a beat since landing in Cleveland and this ankle injury doesn't seem like a big deal. As long as Anderson Varejao (15 minutes) continues a slow return to action there is nothing to worry about, and there probably isn't much to worry about in any case.
Mar 13 - 1:16 AM

Spencer Hawes injured his ankle on Wednesday and went to the locker room.

He committed his first flagrant foul and his rolled ankle injury didn't look good, but he went back out to start the second half. He looks to be fine and continues to exceed expectations on his new team.
Mar 12 - 11:14 PM

Spencer Hawes stuffed the stat sheet against the Knicks on Saturday with 21 points, 10 boards, three assists, one steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

It was his best game with the Cavs based on points and triples while also matching his best for blocks and steals. Hawes hasn't really helped the team win many games with their record of 2-7 since his arrival, but he's done a great job of putting up some stats. Anderson Varejao is going to take a while to get his legs back, so Hawes will be a must-start player for the foreseeable future.
Mar 8 - 10:52 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Jarrett Jack
2Dion Waiters
3C.J. Miles
4Carrick Felix
SF1Luol Deng
2Alonzo Gee
3Sergey Karasev
PF1Tristan Thompson
2Anthony Bennett
C1Spencer Hawes
2Anderson Varejao
3Tyler Zeller