The Los Angeles Clippers were expected to make some noise in the free agency period for the NBA, and while they were said to have their sights set on names like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, they were able to lock up one of the better secondary players on the market Friday in former Cavaliers center, Spencer Hawes.
According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Hawes and the Clippers have agreed on a four-year deal worth $23 million.
Free agent Spencer Hawes has reached agreement on a four-year, $23M deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2014
Hawes only spent limited time with the Cavaliers last season after coming over from the Sixers, but he was productive when he was on the floor in Cleveland, averaging 13.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
There were a few teams that were hot on his trail this free agency period, but ultimately it was the Clippers that won out in the end for his services.
As far as a fit, Hawes provides a nice inside presence for this young, talented team that’s on the verge of breaking through the glass ceiling in the NBA Playoffs, as we saw this past season.
He may not be as big of a name as James or Anthony, but with the way this team is built, he could end up being just as valuable as a down-low presence in some critical situations.