Hawes, 76ers agree to new deal
Center Spencer Hawes and the 76ers have agreed on a two-year, $13M deal
Hawes turned down a deal from the team last year in order to test the market
The agreement can't be signed until the free agency moratorium ends July 11
Free agent center Spencer Hawes has agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal with Philadelphia, a source confirmed.
Hawes waited a long time to complete this deal, as he turned down offers from the Sixers last offseason as a restricted free agent in order to become an unrestricted free agent and test the market. The 7-foot-1 big man, taken No. 10 overall by Sacramento in 2007, has averaged 9.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, one block and 2.6 assists per game over his five-year career.
Hawes had an inconsistent campaign in 2011-12, playing in only 37 of 66 regular-season games because of injury. He came up big in the playoffs, though: He combined for 43 points in Games 3 and 4 against the Bulls and tallied 24 rebounds in Games 5 and 6.
Yahoo! first reported the agreement, which can't be signed until the free agency moratorium ends on July 11.
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