Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sixers trade Hawes to Cleveland, get Clark, two second-round picks

PHILADELPHIA -  The Sixers have traded Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round picks as well as veteran forward Earl Clark and center Henry Sims.

By dealing Hawes, the Sixers were far under the floor of the salary, meaning they had to take a contract back and that's where Clark comes in, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound player who was the 14th overall pick in the 2009 draft.

Clark has bounced around from Phoenix to Orlando to the LA Lakers before landing in Cleveland this season where he averaged 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 45 games.

Sims was eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft following senior season at Georgetown, during which he was named All-BIG EAST Third Team, and has appeared in 20 games for the Cavaliers this season.

The Cavs owned second-round choices from both the Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic as well as their own. Philadelphia, meanwhile, will now have five second-round selections in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Hawes, who is scheduled to be a free agent after the season, was averaging 13 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season.

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