EL SEGUNDO (2 March 2019) – The South Bay Lakers have acquired forward Spencer Hawes off waivers, it was announced today by General Manager Nick Mazzella.
Hawes played in 54 games (one start) for the Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks during the 2016-17 NBA season, averaging 6.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14.8 minutes. Drafted 10th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2007 NBA Draft, Hawes owns career averages of 8.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 blocks in 684 career games (368 starts) for the Kings, 76ers, Cavaliers, Clippers, Hornets and Bucks.
Spencer Hawes will wear #00 for South Bay.
To make room on the roster for Hawes, Joel Berry II has been removed from the active roster due to season ending injury. The team will retain his NBA G League rights and he will continue his rehab with South Bay.
The NBA G League’s South Bay Lakers, the first franchise in G League history to be owned by an NBA team (Los Angeles Lakers), will return for its 12th season of competition in 2018-19. The Lakers franchise has established itself as a top producer of NBA-ready talent, totaling 30 NBA Call-Ups and developing 25 Lakers assignment players since the inaugural 2006-07 season. Last season, the Lakers returned to the playoffs for the third year in a row and saw a pair of players receive NBA Call-Ups to the Los Angeles Lakers, including Andre Ingram. The Lakers have claimed three division titles and have twice competed in the NBA G League Finals, most recently in 2015-16.