Sacramento Kings’ Spencer Hawes Is Still a Work in Progress

December 6th, 2009 by Blake Mehigan Leave a reply »
Since being selected 10th overall by Sacramento in 2007, Specner Hawes has been looked at by Kings fans as someone their team could build around. Hawes played well enough to earn a starting spot last season, but has been a bit underwhelming this season.

The improvement that was expected has not come yet. And if anything, the Washington product may have taken a step back. Hawes has relied a bit much on his jump-shot and not enough on his crafty moves around the hoop.

His stats are a mirror image of those he posted last year. Though Hawes is shooting much better from the free throw line this season. The former Husky is averaging about 83 percent from the stripe compared to just 66 percent a year earlier. Hawes is shooting a much lower percentage from behind the three-point arc, posting only a 25.9 percent compared to a much more respectable 34.8 percent last year.

Hawes started the season coming off the bench after a very unspectacular preseason. Coming off the bench fired up Hawes, who had a few very good games that earned back his starting job, including a 22 point 10 rebound performance against New Orleans. Since being put back in the startin ...

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