Welcome to the Doghouse, Spencer Hawes

by February 24, 2010

Last night, Spencer learned that he was no longer in coach Paul Westphal’s good graces: “Spencer Hawes isn’t injured. But when he showed up Tuesday evening at Arco Arena, his No. 31 jersey wasn’t hanging in his locker. Hawes, the Kings’ third-year and sometimes-starting center was inactive for Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Pistons. ‘I saw where he’s having a hard time understanding his role,’ said Kings coach Paul Westphal. ‘He should understand it (after) tonight.’ Westphal said there was no specific reason for putting Hawes on the bench. Hawes has been vocal at times this season about his fluctuating minutes and changing roles.”