As we all know, Spencer Hawes is easily one of the top-5 pure scorers in this league. He showcased his talents at the Jamal Crawford Pro-Am yesterday in front of a very select few crowd, going for an incredible 58 points and 17 rebounds. Without seeing any of the stat sheets, we can just assume that Hawes was perfect from the field, because that’s just how good he is, thus bringing me to coining his new nickname “Hawes-O-Matic.”
What does this mean for the regular season? Potentially, Hawes-O-Matic could enter the “IDGAF” mode and try to drop 58 points every night. And by “try” I mean, there is no doubt in my mind he could EASILY go Wilt Chamberlain this season and average at least 50 per game. With his wide array of Kareem post moves, his Kobe mid-range game and Steph Curry-like 3 point range, we should all expect Hawes to be the NBA Scoring Champ this year. Actually, not just scoring champ, but I’m talking NBA MVP. I am going out on a limb and will say that Hawes-O-Matic will win MVP this year, even with the Sixers only winning 15 games.
All jokes aside, this really doesn’t mean much for the up-coming season. We all know that Spencer is above average scorer and will probably average the most points in his career this up-coming season with him being basically the only liable scoring threat the Sixers now have. I will say that Hawes looks incredibly thin in this video by ballislife.com or it could just be that I haven’t seen him in a couple of months.