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76ers qualify Young, Hawes

The 76ers have officially extended qualifying offers to forward Thaddeus Young and center Spencer Hawes. This is no surprise as we reported last week that this was imminent. You can read that blog post here: Young & Hawes.

76ers qualify Young, Hawes

The 76ers have officially extended qualifying offers to forward Thaddeus Young and center Spencer Hawes. This is no surprise as we reported last week that this was imminent. You can read that blog post here: Young & Hawes.

Young's offer is $3.99 million; Hawes' offer is $4.05 million.

A qualifying offer essentially gives the Sixers right of first refusal for both Young and Hawes. Beginning July 1 (lockout not withstanding), Young and Hawes are free to sign an offer sheet with any NBA team. The Sixers then have a definitive time frame in which they are allowed to match the offer and retain the player's services. If the player does not sign an offer sheet during the free agency period, he will play the 2011-12 season for the qualifying offer as listed above.

Within reason, the Sixers are expected to retain both Young and Hawes.

--Kate


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About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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