The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have extended qualifying offers to center Spencer Hawes and forward Thaddeus Young.  Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

In accordance with the league’s collective bargaining agreement, in order for a team to retain its right of first refusal with respect to a restricted free agent, the team must tender the player a qualifying offer prior to June 30. A restricted free agent may sign an offer sheet with any team, but is subject to a right of first refusal with the team for which the player last played.

Hawes started all but one game for the Sixers this past season, averaging 7.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 21.2 minutes per game.  The Sixers were 14-6 when he scored in double-figures.  Hawes was originally the 10th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by Sacramento.  He was acquired via trade from the Kings along with Andres Nocioni in exchange for Samuel Dalembert on June 17, 2010.

Young – who finished third in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year voting this season – appeared in all 82 games for the Sixers in 2010-11, averaging 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.10 steals in 23.3 minutes per game.  He ranked ninth in the league in field goal percentage (54.1% FGs) and is shooting 50.8% for his career.  The Sixers were 12-3 when Young scored 20-plus points this past season.  He was originally the 12th overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2007 NBA Draft.