Hearing Spencer Hawes may be too expensive for Clippers, Seeking $8 million per, made $6.5 million last season
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 1, 2014
With Spencer Hawes, the Clippers would probably field the best offense in the NBA. Without? They’d still probably field the best offense in the NBA. Hawes would be a great addition to the Clippers, but at $8 million he’d be a vastly overpaid bench big; not to mention the Clippers would be forced to dump salary just to fit Hawes’ deal under the cap. To simply put it, Hawes isn’t worth it at the current asking price.
According to several media peoples, Spencer Hawes has also drawn interest from the Portland Trail Blazers.
Blazers are intriguing suitor for Hawes, who still lives in his native Seattle. Terry Stotts laid out how he’d use Hawes in meeting.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014
Sam Amico of Fox Sports also noted the Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in re-signing Hawes.
Following up @WojYahooNBA report on Spencer Hawes’ meeting w Blazers … Cavs interested, but told re-signing w team not priority for him.
— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) July 1, 2014
While the Cavaliers are holding out cap space in case LeBron James decides to return “home”, the Blazers lack the significant cap space to offer Hawes the reported $8 million he’s seeking.
Splitting time between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers, Hawes averaged 13.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 45% from the field (41% from three).