NBA Trade: Cleveland Cavaliers acquire Spencer Hawes from Philadelphia 76ers

Feb 7, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) celebrates a play during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA trade deadline is just hours away and we now have our third trade in the last 24 hours. After the Kings and Nets agreed on a deal just hours before the Lakers and Warriors made an exchange, the Cleveland Cavaliers have landed Spencer Hawes from the Philadelphia 76ers.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers will be receiving a pair of second round picks for Hawes as part of the deal.


Hawes was one of three Sixers players that many expected to be traded before the deadline, although Evan Turner was expected to go first. Still, the plan for Philadelphia was to compile trade picks and that’s exactly what they did with this trade. Moving Hawes also means that the Sixers are $11.7 million under the salary floor meaning they could acquire a guy like Omer Asik and not have to send back any salary for relief.

As for the Cavaliers, they’ve added a decent big man to their roster and now have some depth to play around with in the second half of the season. They may not be done dealing, but they’ve at least made one move and could end up being content with only acquiring Hawes before the deadline.

What do you think about the trade? Sound off in the comments section and join the conversation.

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, Spencer Hawes

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  • Tom W

    Good start. acquire assets. now lets trade turner at all costs and thad if we get the right offer

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