Hawes signs 4-year, $23 million deal with Clippers
Jul 5, 2014 at 1:39p ET
The deal, which includes a 15-percent trade kicker and a player option for the fourth year, could end up being a sign-and-trade, if Cleveland agrees to it.
"Even taking a little less money, this opportunity was too exciting to pass up," Hawes told Wojnarowski on Friday night. "I've had a taste of the playoffs before, but being a part of this team will be just incredible. You get to a point where you really realize what's important, and I was thinking: 'What would my 12-year-old self have done? What would he prioritize?' It was this opportunity and what they're building with the Clippers."
Hawes, who spent last season with the 76ers and Cavaliers, averaged 13.2 points and eight rebounds per game. He shot nearly 45 percent from 3-point range while playing for Cleveland.
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