Spencer Hawes C CLE 8 Hrs
Spencer Hawes stuffed the stat sheet against the Knicks on Saturday with 21 points, 10 boards, three assists, one steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.
It was his best game with the Cavs based on points and triples while also matching his best for blocks and steals. Hawes hasn't really helped the team win many games with their record of 2-7 since his arrival, but he's done a great job of putting up some stats. Anderson Varejao is going to take a while to get his legs back, so Hawes will be a must-start player for the foreseeable future.
Spencer Hawes C CLE 3 Days
Cavaliers coach Mike Brown reiterated that he plans to keep Spencer Hawes and Tristan Thompson in the starting lineup indefinitely.
Anderson Varejao (back) is inching closer to a return but the Cavs want to limit his minutes, and with Hawes playing well as a starter it makes sense to deploy AV and Tyler Zeller with the second unit. In seven games with the Cavaliers, Hawes is posting 14.7 points, 2.1 threes (53.6 percent from downtown), 9.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 blocks.
Spencer Hawes C CLE 4 Days
Spencer Hawes had his highest-scoring game with the Cavs on Tuesday with 20 points during a 122-101 loss to the Spurs, adding 13 boards, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.
His numbers have not fallen off whatsoever with his new team and he's really been a nice fit for the Cavs offense. Hawes averaged 16.0 points, 9.4 boards, 1.0 blocks, 0.4 steals and 2.6 triples in his last five games, so his owners should have him locked and loaded in all lineups. Chances are Anderson Varejao's return shouldn't hurt Hawes too much.
Spencer Hawes C CLE 5 Days
Mike Brown is likely to stick with a starting lineup that includes Spencer Hawes.
With Anderson Varejao getting closer to returning, Mike Brown sounds like a coach who has already made up his mind. "My intentions are to keep doing what we're doing," Brown said. "The way [Hawes] plays is what we needed from one of our bigs. His passing ability, his shooting ability, his intelligence and toughness - all those things we saw in him." Hawes has kept his season averages similar in his six games with the Cavs and is averaging 13.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game with his new team. Anderson Varejao might cut into Hawes' stats a bit when he returns from a back injury, but Hawes' owners should continue to get solid production from the big man for the rest of the season.
Spencer Hawes C CLE 6 Days
Spencer Hawes is likely to stay in the starting lineup even when Anderson Varejao (knee) can return, according to coach Mike Brown on Monday.
The move makes sense for the Cavs. Varejao's knee injury will likely take some time before he can get back into the swing of things and he's also logged plenty of minutes at power forward off the bench back when Andrew Bynum was on the team. It sounds like Hawes should be able to hold solid value the rest of the way with his new team.
Spencer Hawes C CLE 8 Days
Spencer Hawes kept up his productive ways against the Jazz on Friday with 13 points, 16 boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.
Well, so much for the drop in stats for Hawes. In his five games with the Cavs, he averaged 14.0 points, 10.4 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.4 blocks, 0.2 steals and 1.8 triples on 45.2 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the line. He's a must-start player and chances are he'll still be able to put up mid-round value even once Anderson Varejao comes back.
Spencer Hawes C CLE 10 Days
Spencer Hawes hit 8-of-18 shots for 19 points, seven rebounds and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.
He's the starting center in Cleveland until further notice and is playing well, averaging 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 3-pointers in his two starts for the Cavs. Anderson Varejao might hurt him a bit once he's back in action, but as long as Hawes is starting, it looks like he's going to be a solid fantasy starter.
Spencer Hawes C CLE 11 Days
Spencer Hawes moved into the starting five on Tuesday and had 15 points, seven rebounds, a block and three 3-pointers in a loss to the Raptors.
This is essentially what he's been doing all season in Philly, although we've yet to see what he'll do once Anderson Varejao is back from his knee/back injury. Reports indicate that Varejao will come off the bench, so it's quite possible that Hawes will hold his value the rest of the way.
Spencer Hawes C CLE 12 Days
Spencer Hawes is expected to start at center vs. the Raptors on Tuesday.
Tyler Zeller had been manning the middle with Hawes adjusting to his new team and Anderson Varejao (back, knees) still on the sidelines, but it was only a matter of time before Hawes took the job. He's likely to continue starting even when Varejao returns to action, so fantasy owners can expect reliable value for the rest of the regular season. In his first two games with Cleveland, Hawes averaged 11.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 blcoks in just under 30 minutes per game.
Spencer Hawes C CLE 13 Days
Spencer Hawes turrned in his second consecutive positive game with the Cavs on Sunday with 16 points, 12 boards, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.
He put up seven points, 10 boards and three blocks on Friday, so maybe the move from Philly won't be so bad. Anderson Varejao's health has suddenly become a slippery slope again and he could be looking at extended time off. Plus, Tristan Thompson's minutes are not untouchable by any stretch and Tyler Zeller starting really only matters for the introductory lineups right now. While he's going to lose some value, Hawes should still be able to put up decent numbers in standard leagues.