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Breaking: Spencer Hawes Signs New Deal With Sixers

Jul 4, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT

Spencer Hawes agrees on terms of a two-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers for a reported $13 million
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Various sources on Twitter indicate that Spencer Hawes and the Sixers have reached agreement on a new two-year contract worth a reported $13 million. Yahoo.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the new deal.

Hawes played in 37 games last season and averaged 9.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. Those numbers dipped in the playoffs to 7.4 points and 5.4 rebounds over 13 postseason games.

For a new ownership group going through their first full offseason in charge you cannot help but be a bit underwhelmed by their first real free agent move. Sixers CEO Adam Aron has been beating the drum on Twitter that the organization will be aggressive and stop at nothing to improve the team.

Although the money committed to Hawes isn’t outrageous, this isn’t a move likely to engender a whole lot of confidence amongst Sixers fans. The post-draft offseason is obviously just getting underway, and there’s a lot of time for Rod Thorn to make additional moves to improve the roster, but it’s hard not to see this as a typical, frustrating, they’re-forever-destined-to-hover-at-or-around-.500 signing.

I am sure Andrew will check in with some expanded thoughts, but for the time being what are your immediate reactions to the signing?

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