Cavs acquire Hawes
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center Spencer Hawes from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims and two second-round draft picks.
The 7-foot-1 Hawes, who is in the final year of his contract, is averaging 13 points and 8.5 rebounds, both career highs, and shoots 40 percent from 3-point range. Hawes, 25, is in his seventh NBA season.
Anderson Varejao, Cleveland’s starting center, has missed the last four games with a sore back. He also missed time earlier in the season with a knee injury and no timetable has been given for his return. Varejao played in only 81 games the last three seasons because of numerous injuries.
Cleveland has won six straight games, its longest winning streak since March of 2010, which was LeBron James’ final season with the team and the last time the Cavaliers made the playoffs.