The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired center Spencer Hawes from the Philadelphia 76ers in a trade that sent forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims and two 2014 second-round draft picks to the 76ers, the Cavaliers announced Thursday.
"We felt adding a player of Spencer's caliber and experience will complement our frontcourt rotation well and we are very excited to have him in Cleveland," said Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin in a statement. "Spencer is a very skilled big man, who was having a career year in Philadelphia this season. We look for his ability to both shoot from the perimeter and defend the basket to help us, and at 25 years of age his game is still growing on both ends of the floor. In acquiring Spencer, we had to move Earl and Henry and we thank them for their contributions to the Cavaliers."
Hawes, in his fourth season with the Sixers, is averaging a career-best 13 points and 8.5 rebounds.
Hawes, 25, is in the final year of a contract that pays him $6.6 million this season.
The Cavaliers, who are three games out of the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, traded for Hawes In an effort to add depth to their front line.
The 76ers have been trading for draft picks and prospects since last summer as part of a long-term rebuilding project.
Clark averaged 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 54 games, including 17 starts, for the Cavs this season. Sims averaged 2.2 points and 2.8 points in 20 games for the Cavs this season.