Spencer Hawes says Scalabrine had “better pitch” than Nate Robinson
By BIG3 July 6, 2021
Ball Hogs Co-Captain Spencer Hawes joined Will Hanley of the Fourth Man Podcast for an interview on Instagram Live.
Spencer Hawes is looking forward to his first season in the BIG3 and believes the Ball Hogs can have success. When speaking on the history of limited success Hawes said, “All it takes is one year to turn it around.” Hawes joined BIG3 for an interview on Instagram Live to discuss how he feels about the upcoming BIG3 season.
In the interview, Spencer talks about how Nate Robinson, Captain of Tri-State, attempted to lure him over to a new team. But Brian Scalabrine had a “better pitch,” and Spencer remained loyal.
The 2019 season was not kind to the Ball Hogs after finishing last in the standings at 1-7, but they have a new roster that is more than ready to improve. The Ball Hogs kick off their season against 3’s Company who were in the middle of the pack last year.
Hawes brings 10 years of NBA experience with him to the BIG3 and he is looking to make an impact with the FIREBALL3 ruleset. Hawes can’t wait to suit up on Saturday and hit some 4 pointers, going as far to say that “3 pointers are old news.”
With more than half the roster making their Ball Hogs debut, they will have to build chemistry as the season goes along. Hawes believes the Ball Hogs have a versatile, “interchangable” roster on offense that can space the floor in a competetive manner.
Ball Hogs coach, Rick Barry, has been with the BIG3 since the 2017 season, so he brings three on three coaching experience to a very new roster. Joining the roster is Leandro Barbosa who brings 13 years of NBA experience to the team.
Rounding out the team the Ball Hogs selected Will McDonald and Jodie Meeks in the draft. Meeks is a sharpshooter and will definitely be looking for the 4 point shots during the season.
Week 1 Starts July 10th
TV Coverage begins on CBS at 12:30PM ET and Streaming on Triller/FITETV at 3PM ET
Max Stretton contributed to this report.