Hawes signs 4-year, $23 million deal with Clippers
JUL 05, 2014 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.
The 7-footer was interested in signing with a contender and the allure of playing for Doc Rivers alongside Chris Paul and Blake Griffin was too great to turn down.
"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."
Follow on Twitter @LindseyBaseball