Sixers Bring Back Hawes

Center signs 1-year qualifying offer with the team

After talk of possibly signing former No. 1-overall pick Kwame Brown (who returned to Charlotte), the Sixers instead seem to be sticking with a guy they know.

Center Spencer Hawes is back with the 76ers after accepting the team’s qualifying offer, the Sixers announced Sunday.

The deal is worth $4.1 million for the season, reports

"With the signing of Spencer, we now have our core returning -- a group that is very familiar with each other, their roles and Coach Collins' system and philosophies," Sixers president Rod Thorn said.

The Sixers added Hawes before last season as part of the trade that sent Samuel Dalembert to Sacramento.

Hawes started all but one game for the Sixers last season. The 7-foot-1, 245-pounder averaged 7.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and nearly a block a game while playing about 21 minutes a night.

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