On the good side, the Clippers get some much-needed depth and a big man who can stretch the defense with his outside shooting. On the bad side, there will now be competition for jersey No. 32.
Hawes wore No. 32 last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Blake Griffin has worn 32 his entire career. That conflict inspired Hawes to send Griffin a funny tweet Saturday:
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) July 6, 2014
Does this mean Hawes will be infringing upon Griffin’s ground as the funniest guy on the Clippers? New guy already trying to flex his funny bone? Not on Blake’s territory.
I bet Hawes ends up wearing No. 31 or 00, which are other numbers he’s worn during his career. Or maybe he’s trying to needle Blake so Griffin gives him a Kia or free membership to GameFly to smooth things over.