Philadelphia 76ers trade Spencer Hawes to Cleveland Cavaliers

Feb 18, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) defends the dribble of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Cavaliers defeated the Sixers 114-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. In return for the big man, the Sixers will receive two future second-round picks from the Cavaliers.

Philadelphia has traded Spencer Hawes to Cleveland, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

Philadelphia will receive two second round picks from Cavs for Hawes, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

(via Adrian Wojnarowski Twitter)

The fact that the 76ers were shopping a bunch of their key players has been common knowledge for a while, but this move wasn’t rumored as much and seemingly came a little bit out of nowhere. For quite a while, Philadelphia were looking to squeeze out a first-round draft pick by packaging two of their best trade assets in Hawes, Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young. The team has now acknowledged that a future first-round pick is a tad optimistic and have moved on to accepting the best deals available.

The Cavaliers are clearly looking to make a late postseason push and adding a big man who can space the floor is certainly a good start. Cleveland’s frontcourt of Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao is not ideal next to guards who prefer to work with a lot of space, and Hawes can certainly help with that.

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