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Title: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: action781 on September 01, 2017, 11:47:30 AM
This seems like he would be the ideal big man off the bench for our team, no?  He didn't get a lot of burn last season and I wasn't paying much attention to him.  Can anybody attest if he can still play emergency minutes as a floor stretching 7 foot center?  I think I'd surely take him over Smith and Robinson.  Please merge if another thread already out there.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20525755/milwaukee-bucks-waive-spencer-hawes-avoid-luxury-tax-liability
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: bello_man09 on September 01, 2017, 11:49:51 AM
they are much better options out there.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: TheSundanceKid on September 01, 2017, 11:56:10 AM
Interesting that they couldn't find a way to deal him or Monroe to stay under the tax.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: cons on September 01, 2017, 11:59:39 AM
seems like a poor mans kelly olynk.
i'd probably rather go w robinson and see if stevens can turn him into something.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: apc on September 01, 2017, 12:05:56 PM
I would take him over the other options,
I believe he can shoot the 3.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: Surferdad on September 01, 2017, 12:35:33 PM
seems like a poor mans kelly olynk.
i'd probably rather go w robinson and see if stevens can turn him into something.
He's nothing like KO, much tougher, decent post game, not known for his 3-pointer like KO even if it's within his range.

Hawes doesn't thrill me and hard to see what he adds over Baynes.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: Eddie20 on September 01, 2017, 05:02:50 PM
seems like a poor mans kelly olynk.
i'd probably rather go w robinson and see if stevens can turn him into something.
He's nothing like KO, much tougher, decent post game, not known for his 3-pointer like KO even if it's within his range.

Hawes doesn't thrill me and hard to see what he adds over Baynes.

Hawes is a pick and pop guy who has limited skills. Yes, the poor man's Olynyk seems accurate.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: kozlodoev on September 01, 2017, 05:43:33 PM
seems like a poor mans kelly olynk.
i'd probably rather go w robinson and see if stevens can turn him into something.
He's nothing like KO, much tougher, decent post game, not known for his 3-pointer like KO even if it's within his range.

Hawes doesn't thrill me and hard to see what he adds over Baynes.
LOL @ someone calling Hawes tough.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: liam on September 04, 2017, 10:23:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejkxdahKb7c
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: boscel33 on September 18, 2017, 12:24:31 PM
Why not Jordan Hill on a minimum?
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: hodgy03038 on September 18, 2017, 12:47:13 PM
Always need at least one man-bun on the team. But can he set a pick like Kelly? Oubre wants to know.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: saltlover on September 18, 2017, 01:09:36 PM
Why not Jordan Hill on a minimum?

Jordan Hill who managed all of 48 minutes on the Wolves last year? No thanks.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: kozlodoev on September 18, 2017, 01:26:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejkxdahKb7c
SKILLZ, baby!
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: Beat LA on September 18, 2017, 10:51:57 PM
Why not Jordan Hill on a minimum?

Did you miss the memo about how Ainge values "character" ::).

Always need at least one man-bun on the team. But can he set a pick like Kelly? Oubre wants to know.

Oh for the days of yore when rosters across the league contained nary a man-bun.  Good times.  I remember it well.

As for Hawes, dude looks like the Australian guy on TMZ who doesn't shower.  Charlie, right?
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: iadera on September 19, 2017, 07:55:44 AM
Leon Powe would still help. Does anyone has his phone number?
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: drogbagarnett on October 29, 2017, 10:57:43 AM
Don't know why but I feel like I would sign Spencer Hawes right now on vet minimum and evaluate if he can adapt to our playing style, not be a liability defensively and provide reliable 3pt accuracy from the 5 position with some play making skills consistently off the bench...
If it doesn't work I cut him around the trade deadline or use him as salary filler...
We are down 2 roster spots, might as well use at least one until we know who is available in february...
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: Snakehead on October 29, 2017, 10:59:36 AM
I would much rather play Theis.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: matteo on October 29, 2017, 11:21:01 AM
Leon Powe would still help. Does anyone has his phone number?

well seeing that he works for the Celtics I think they have his # still lol
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: Birdman on October 29, 2017, 11:29:50 AM
Not a bad option but wait and see with Morris coming back and see what happens during trade deadline
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: 2short on October 29, 2017, 11:39:15 AM
I would much rather play Theis.
This!
Hawes as a defender would hurt our team even in limited minutes.  He'll catch on with a team but Theis offers more and can only improve from here out.  Hawes can only age more......
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: drogbagarnett on October 29, 2017, 11:41:07 AM
I would much rather play Theis.
Me too!
But would much rathet have Hawes knocking down a 3 when main players are resting or out than an empty roster spot!!!
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: drogbagarnett on October 29, 2017, 11:44:31 AM
I would much rather play Theis.
This!
Hawes as a defender would hurt our team even in limited minutes.  He'll catch on with a team but Theis offers more and can only improve from here out.  Hawes can only age more......

Guys I'm talking about an end of the bench vet insurance at the minimum to fill an EMPTY roster spot at least until trade deadline when we could cut him if a better option us available... not talking about replacing Theis with him!
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on October 29, 2017, 12:10:01 PM
Danny told us before the season that he wants the kids to play, if CBS had vets he would play them over the kids. Let theis get minutes and if he goes down it's time to let Yabu sink or swim. Who do you think CBS will play Yabu or Hawes? Yes hawes is better but it's not like other teams want him so it's not like he's good, you might as well see what you have in yabu, who had room to grow, let our assets bloom. It's different from this season on, we aren't going to have any money in the future and we're on our last really valuable pick (unless we start losing in the future), we need some of the kids to figure it out.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: drogbagarnett on October 29, 2017, 06:44:47 PM
Danny told us before the season that he wants the kids to play, if CBS had vets he would play them over the kids. Let theis get minutes and if he goes down it's time to let Yabu sink or swim. Who do you think CBS will play Yabu or Hawes? Yes hawes is better but it's not like other teams want him so it's not like he's good, you might as well see what you have in yabu, who had room to grow, let our assets bloom. It's different from this season on, we aren't going to have any money in the future and we're on our last really valuable pick (unless we start losing in the future), we need some of the kids to figure it out.

Ok I give up guys!!

I guess having Gerald green as a vet min insurance to jaylrn Brown last year prevented Brown to develop and green didn't help in the playoff...

So lets keep empty seats on our bench for the whole year so no rookie feels threatened... Jeez!!
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: TheSundanceKid on October 30, 2017, 03:42:28 AM
I get what you're saying drog but I think that when you weigh that insurance big against the benefits of keeping the roster spot open it's an easy choice.

We are about $6m shy of the luxury tax and I presume ownership would like to stay out of it this year if possible as we will be in it for the foreseeable future. At the same time we will be on the lookout for a trade to take us to another level (AD for example). That kind of trade will push us right to the limit with the tax so every penny matters. We may also need the roster spot to make the trade work so you don't want to be cutting a guy and making dead cap for no reason.

If we need insurance we can call up a guy from Maine on a 10 day contract. I don't see us going further than that til past the trade deadline
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on October 30, 2017, 03:59:07 AM
Danny told us before the season that he wants the kids to play, if CBS had vets he would play them over the kids. Let theis get minutes and if he goes down it's time to let Yabu sink or swim. Who do you think CBS will play Yabu or Hawes? Yes hawes is better but it's not like other teams want him so it's not like he's good, you might as well see what you have in yabu, who had room to grow, let our assets bloom. It's different from this season on, we aren't going to have any money in the future and we're on our last really valuable pick (unless we start losing in the future), we need some of the kids to figure it out.

Ok I give up guys!!

I guess having Gerald green as a vet min insurance to jaylrn Brown last year prevented Brown to develop and green didn't help in the playoff...

So lets keep empty seats on our bench for the whole year so no rookie feels threatened... Jeez!!

it doesn't matter how snarky you get, DA is the actual GM.
Title: Re: Spencer Hawes waived
Post by: Androslav on October 30, 2017, 04:17:50 AM
I would much rather play Theis.
This!
Hawes as a defender would hurt our team even in limited minutes.  He'll catch on with a team but Theis offers more and can only improve from here out.  Hawes can only age more......

Guys I'm talking about an end of the bench vet insurance at the minimum to fill an EMPTY roster spot at least until the trade deadline when we could cut him if a better option us available... not talking about replacing Theis with him!
We can do better with the last roster spot, just by waiting. The 3rd backup center is not a pressing matter, and the buyout market will offer better players.