03/18/13 10:02 am EST
A beard. A mullet. An oaf. A streaky shooter.
Who really is this guy?
Does he shoot threes or does he score inside? Does he set screens and roll to the basket, or does he slip screens and shoot jumpers?
Hawes came to the Philadelphia 76ers as a 22-year-old potential-filled big man from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Sammy Dalembert. At the time, Hawes was sold to Philadunkia nation as the center of the future and a building block for this young roster. But, fast forward to today and Sixers fans know what Hawes is: an inconsistent NBA player who probably does not deserve a $6.5 million annual salary.
But, then he plays games like he did against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night that makes one wonder, ‘How good could Hawes actually be?’