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Spencer Hawes | Center/Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 245
College: Washington
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Spencer Hawes (ankle) returned on Friday with two points, four rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 17 minutes.
Even though he's a decent fit in the new Hornets spacing ideology, he's just a backup big. Hawes can remain on the wire. Nov 14 - 1:27 AM

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Spencer Hawes (ankle) will play on Friday against the Bulls.

Without Cody Zeller, Hawes should get some minutes tonight. He's still nowhere near an option in almost all formats tonight.
Nov 13 - 6:35 PM

Spencer Hawes (right ankle sprain) is a game-time decision vs. the Bulls on Friday.

Hawes is averaging just 18.1 minutes per game, so you're probably not doing so hot if he is on your fantasy team. Expect Frank Kaminsky to see some decent minutes off the bench if Hawes or Cody Zeller (ankle) can't play.
Nov 13 - 12:27 PM

Spencer Hawes said he's happy to be on the Hornets after a tough year in Los Angeles.

While adding that it was a mistake to sign with the Clippers last season, Hawes said he's happy to be on the Hornets. "For me it’s been a long last year and a half: from Philly to Cleveland and then free agency is always stressful. For the first time in my career I got to really choose where I wanted to play," Hawes said. Happiness aside, Hawes is averaging just 7.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists while averaging 18.5 minutes in four games and can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
Nov 5 - 11:55 AM

Following Monday's trade bringing Spencer Hawes to Charlotte, Hornets GM Rich Cho highlighted Hawes' 3-point shooting as one of his greatest strengths.

He barely played for L.A. in the postseason as he fell behind Glen Davis on the depth chart, and Doc Rivers jumped at the chance to unload the $18.5 million he's owed over the next three seasons. Hawes will help Bismack Biyombo backup Al Jefferson at center, but he should also play significant minutes alongside Big Al as his defense-stretching perimeter shooting pairs well with Jefferson's post-up dominance.
Jun 16 - 9:28 AM

Spencer Hawes has been traded to the Hornets.

It's an interesting deal for the Hornets, who will now have to take on three more years of Hawes' deal. Bismack Biyombo was starting to come around last season and now he's going to have to compete with Hawes for the backup minutes. The Hornets really seem to be stressing their need for 3-pointers, so Hawes has the inside track. He won't be worth drafting in most leagues, though.
Jun 15 - 8:39 PM

Clippers vice president and head coach Doc Rivers said this summer is big for Spencer Hawes.

Though Hawes didn't play a big part in the Clippers postseason run, Doc thinks he'll be an important player for the team next season. "This is a big summer for him," Rivers said. "We're going to need him." The 27-year-old still has three years remaining on the deal he signed last summer and will need to improve on his 2014-15 averages of 5.8 points and 3.5 rebounds to be fantasy relevant next season.
May 19 - 10:29 AM

Spencer Hawes cracked double-digits for the first time in the playoffs on Tuesday, finishing Game 5 with 11 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

DeAndre Jordan was in foul trouble but Hawes, to his credit, played well enough to earn his minutes in a critical road playoff game. He played a total of 11 minutes in the first round vs. the Spurs and was a DNP-CD in the first two games vs. Houston, so it's impossible to rely on Hawes as the series shifts back to L.A. for Game 6.
May 13 - 12:40 AM

Spencer Hawes picked up another DNP-CD on Tuesday, his third in five playoff games.

Glen Davis made a big impact in 11 energetic minutes and it's telling that Big Baby is the first big man off L.A.'s bench. The matchup vs. San Antonio may not favor Hawes but it's hard to see him emerging as a factor in the playoffs -- he's been a marginal player all year despite signing a four-year, $23 million deal with L.A. this offseason. Oops.
Apr 29 - 2:29 AM

Spencer Hawes has been putting in extra hours recently to work on his shot with shooting coach Bob Thate.

Hawes is currently shooting a career-worst 39.7 percent from the field and 61.7 percent from the charity stripe, to go with unimpressive averages of 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. It's nice to know that he's working to improve his game, but playing in a reserve role behind DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin makes him a non-option in all leagues.
Source: OC Register
Mar 27 - 10:46 AM

Spencer Hawes did not attempt any shots or free throws in 11 minutes off the Clippers' bench on Sunday.

Hawes is being paid $5.3 million this season, with escalating guaranteed money through 2016-17, but he's currently being outplayed by Big Baby Davis (five points, four boards in 11 minutes). Fantasy owners should give Hawes a wide berth now that Blake Griffin is healthy.
Mar 22 - 6:21 PM

Spencer Hawes logged just three minutes in his return to the bench on Sunday, where he handed out two assists, grabbed one rebound, and missed his only shot attempt.

Blake Griffin's return to action predictably returned Hawes to being a non-factor in the Clippers rotation, so he can be cut in nearly all leagues.
Mar 15 - 7:47 PM

With Blake Griffin back in action and starting, Spencer Hawes will return to the bench for Sunday's game vs. Houston.

Griffin will not have a minutes limit tonight, so Hawes will return to being a negligible option in nearly all leagues with the demotion to the second unit. He's averaging a meager 6.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game on 42.4 percent shooting as a reserve for the Clippers, so owners in standard leagues shouldn't hesitate in returning Hawes to the wire.
Mar 15 - 2:51 PM

Head coach Doc Rivers still believes that Spencer Hawes will turn things around soon.

"It doesn’t matter if it’s late in the year," Rivers said. "I’ve seen guys have horrible regular seasons and then break out in the playoffs. You don’t know where it’s coming, but we still believe in him just like the other 20 teams that wanted to sign him in the league. It’s there and we have to get it out." Hawes is on track for his worst statistical season since his rookie year, and he hasn't been much better since joining the starting lineup for the injured Blake Griffin (elbow). With Griffin eyeing a return on Sunday, Hawes' owners need to move on pretty quickly.
Mar 14 - 9:42 AM

Spencer Hawes played 18 minutes against the Mavs on Friday with four points, three rebounds, five assists and no turnovers on 2-of-8 from the field.

The probability of Blake Griffin (elbow) suiting up for Sunday is growing by the day, so it's time to cut Hawes in basically all leagues. The Clippers overpaid for Hawes in the offseason in case Blake or DeAndre Jordan were hurt, but he let them down. Still, the Clippers won a lot of games.
Mar 14 - 12:13 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Jeremy Lin
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
SG1P.J. Hairston
2Jeremy Lamb
3Troy Daniels
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Frank Kaminsky
4Tyler Hansbrough
C1Al Jefferson
2Spencer Hawes