Each week I’m going to highlight a player, who should definitely be picked up in your standard 10-team league. This week I found a gem in this center for the Sixers, Spencer Hawes. Last year, he had one of his best offensive performances to date, averaging 11 pts. and 7 boards in 27 mins. The one stat that really grabbed me, however, is that he had a career high 19 double-doubles, in only 40 games started. Yup, when he gets the start, he has a 50/50 shot of earning extra points with a double-double, a stat that increased by over 100% from the 2011-12 season. The last time he even got close to 19 double-doubles? The 2008-09 season, when he averaged 11.4 pts and 7.4 boards.
With this in mind, added to the fact that his number of starts also doubled from the 2011-12 season, he is poised to absolutely go bananas this year! Just look at how strong he finished last year:
For the last ten weeks, he was a beast, and I don’t see any evidence that that should change. Rookie Nerlens Noel is being hampered by an injury, and Hawes has been given the reigns in the paint. If he’s available in your league, consider yourself lucky. Most have him going in the middle rounds, so I felt pretty lucky picking him up. You should too!
- Today in Camp: Spencer Hawes’ Knee Hurts (sixerpackinmyhand.wordpress.com)
- 76ers coach says team has ‘six NBA players’ (ftw.usatoday.com)
- 2013-14 Sixers’ Final Roster Prediction (brotherlysportstalk.wordpress.com)