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Hawes expected to sign qualifying offer

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Hawes expected to sign qualifying offer

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76ers center Spencer Hawes has tentatively agreed to sign the Sixers' $4.1 million qualifying offer for the 2011-12 season. Hawes is expected to be in Philly tonight. Signing the qualifying offer means that Hawes, who was a restricted free agent this off-season, will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2012.

Hawes started 81 games last season for the Sixers, his first with the club. He averaged 7.2 points and 5.7 rebounds a game. Hawes, 23, is a 7-foot center expected to compete for the Sixers' starting spot at center.

The Sixers are practicing today from 3-6 p.m. at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. With the addition of Hawes, the team now has 14 players under contract for the upcoming season.

Forward Thaddeus Young, who agreed to a 5-year, $43 million contract on Friday evening, signed his deal this afternoon and is currently undergoing his physical.

--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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