Spike Eskin: Hawes’ Final Game Is A Fitting Goodbye

CBS Philly

By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It would be wrong to say Spencer Hawes was not trying on Tuesday night against the Cavs.

He was trying not to get hurt. Trying to avoid contact. Trying to get out of the building in what he obviously believed was his final game as a Philadelphia 76er.

Hawes’ final game with the Sixers, in which he went 1-6 for wto points, to go along with six rebounds, and a -25 in 30 minutes of action in the wrong end of a blowout, was a fitting farewell for a center whose toughness has always been in question, and whose performance has almost always been disappointing.

It’s true, if Hawes got injured in that game, the likelihood of him being traded would have been much smaller. The odds of him ending up on a contender for the rest of the season would have grown…

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