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Phily Keeps Hawes

In Free Agency on December 11, 2011 at 9:37 pm

NBA.com/sixers reports

The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that restricted free agent center Spencer Hawes has accepted the team’s qualifying offer. Hawes is completing his physical at Main Line Health and will begin practicing with the Sixers today. Philadelphia’s training camp roster now stands at 17.

“With the signing of Spencer, we now have our core returning – a group that is very familiar with each other, their roles and Coach Collins’ system and philosophies,” Sixers President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said.

The qualifying offer was worth $4.1 million.

I wouldn’t have made that qualifying offer. I value Hawes closer to $3 million. He is still a very poor defensive player and an inefficient and largely ineffective (despite a good skill-set) offensive player. His rebounding did show improvement last year and he is now neutral on the boards instead of the liability he was in his first three seasons. Very weak mentally. Soft.

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