Shortly after we learned about Joe Johnson working out for the Sixers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Philadelphia will also work out a familiar face from their past — big man Spencer Hawes.

Hawes, 31, played for the Sixers in parts of four seasons from 2010-14, appearing in all 82 games during the 2012-13 season. In 10 NBA seasons, Hawes posted averages of 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 45.7 percent from the floor and 35 percent from beyond the arc. Hawes played for the Lakers G League team last season, averaging 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in 9 games.

Bringing in Hawes for a workout may come as a surprise, but he’s more than likely going to be a guy that lands in the G League. With the number of big men the Sixers have on the main roster, there’s no role for Hawes unless injuries pile up during the season. He could also end up with a preseason training camp invite with the Sixers.

Sixers general manager Elton Brand hasn’t been shy to add guys to the roster that he’s familiar with from his 17-year NBA career. Hawes and Brand were teammates for three seasons in Philadelphia before the former was dealt to Cleveland for Earl Clark, Henry Sims, and two second-round picks.


The Philadelphia 76ers open preseason play on October 8 at the Wells Fargo Center against the Guangzhou Loong-Lions.

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