There’s a report that the Milwaukee Bucks will release veteran backup center Spencer Hawes. Turner Sports says Milwaukee is expected to use the “stretch provision” of the N-B-A’s collective bargaining agreement to spread Hawes’ remaining salary of six-million dollars across three years. It would prevent the Bucks from having to pay the league’s luxury tax because stretching Hawes’ payments to two-million per year would put Milwaukee below the luxury threshold of 119-million dollars for this season. The Bucks acquired Hawes in early February as part of a trade that sent Miles Plumlee to Charlotte. Hawes averaged four points in 19 regular season games for the Bucks.