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Walter Tavares | Center | #40

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'3" / 265
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (13) / ATL

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Walter Tavares has reportedly signed a three-year deal with Real Madrid of Spain.
Tavares came home with the G-League's Defensive Player of the Year award last season, but he just hasn't been able to find a home in the NBA. He'll head overseas for at least the next three seasons, and this could be the last we see of him. Wed, Nov 8, 2017 08:58:00 AM

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The Cavs have waived Walter Tavares.

He'll likely head overseas or to the G-League, but there's not a spot in the NBA for him at the moment.
Source: NBA
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 12:09:00 PM

Edy Tavares dominated inside in a win over the Raptors on Friday, scoring 10 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 27 minutes.

Revenge game? With the Raptors 905 last year, Tavares won D-League Defensive Player of the Year for 2017, but he never made it up to the big club in Toronto. The 7'3" big man is at least starting to turn the corner to control all of his arms and legs, so maybe he can find a way to get minutes next year. His upside in blocks will always make him a fun name to track for owners in super deep leagues.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 12:35:00 AM

Edy Tavares scored 12 points with eight rebounds and one block in 18 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

He's still extremely raw, but it's going to take a really long time for him to get that 7'9" wingspan under control. Tavares did suffer a broken hand back in May, so it was a nice sign to see him back out there and play well. Perhaps he can make a push for some backup minutes, but he'll really have to show up in training camp.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 08:29:00 PM

Edy Tavares suffered a broken right hand in practice this week.

The Cavs have had some bad luck with centers with Edy, Andrew Bogut and Chris Andersen going down this season. A broken hand usually results in 4-6 weeks off, but Tavares isn't the in the rotation. His upside is still something to watch with his 7'9" wingspan, but Tavares is still a major work in progress. He'll likely be a treat in Summer League.
Source: AP
Sat, May 13, 2017 03:07:00 PM

Edy Tavares had a monster debut for the Cavaliers on Wednesday, racking up six points, 10 rebounds, one assist and six blocks in 24 minutes vs. Toronto.

The Cavaliers rested their big three in the regular-season finale, but Tavares proved that he could give the Cavs some quality minutes off the bench if they call his name during the postseason. The 7'3" big man is an intriguing project for the Cavs to develop this summer and his shot-blocking ability puts him on the radar as a stash in dynasty formats. For what it's worth, Tavares has posted a triple-double in the D-League with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 12 blocks.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Cavs sign C Edy Tavares.

It's a fun signing for the final day of the season. In the D-League last month, Tavares posted a triple-double of 15 points, 11 rebounds and 12 blocks. If the Cavs rest everyone maybe we see some Edy today.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 05:19:00 PM

The Cavaliers are expected to sign free agent center Walter Tavares on Wednesday.

Tavares was waived by the Hawks back in October of 2016, but the 7'3" big man has impressed in the D-League, averaging 10.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks. The Cavaliers will be signing him to a multi-year deal, and while he likely won't crack the rotation this season, maybe he gets some burn if the Cavs rest multiple players in the season finale on Wednesday. He's an intriguing project for the Cavs to develop this summer and he's worth monitoring in dynasty leagues.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 10:03:00 PM

Walter Tavares isn't thinking about a possible return to Europe just yet.

"For me, returning to Europe would be like giving up," Tavares said. "I’m going to let this year pass and then I’ll figure out what to do. I spoke with my agent and this is the best option. Stay here, play well and wait for a team to call me. I’m going to give it all this year and I’ll decide if I stay here for another year or take a step back and go back to Europe." He was waived by the Hawks back in October but impressed at the D-League showcase, averaging 17.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. He hasn't received much NBA interest yet, but we'll let you know when that changes.
Source: Hoops Hype
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 10:58:00 AM

Toronto's D-League affiliate has activated Edy Tavares and waived J.T. Terrell.

Tavares was claimed off of waivers using the team’s top waiver priority more than a week ago, but sorting out paperwork for the Cape Verde native to play in Canada took a bit of time. In 29 D-League games last season, he averaged 9.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks while shooting 65.2 percent. The Raps have plenty of depth at center, so it is unlikely Tavares sees NBA action anytime soon.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 11:28:00 AM

Former Hawks C Edy Tavares is nearing and agreement with Toronto's D-League affiliate.

Tavares has an intriguing combination of size and skill, so it will be interesting to see if he can work his way back into the NBA.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 01:46:00 PM

The Hawks have waived Walter Tavares.

They are waiving Tavares in order to sign Ryan Kelly, which makes this move even more puzzling. However, the impressive play by Mike Muscala probably made Tavares expendable. He has incredible size with great upside for his blocks, so hopefully he lands in a great situation.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 12:41:00 PM

Edy Tavares scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 21 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

Can we start the Free Edy Tavares moment? He's still one of the most raw players in the NBA and it's going to take a few years to get all his arms and legs under control. Tavares is still only on the board in Dynasty leagues.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Walter Tavares racked up another five blocks in just 25 minutes during Thursday's summer league loss to the Wizards, adding eight points, seven boards, one assist, one steal and three turnovers.

Tavares sure has a knack for racking up the swats, but it's going to be tough for him to earn enough minutes to churn out standard league value while operating as Dwight Howard's backup. That being said, if D-12 misses a game for any reason this upcoming season, Tavares could make for a very attractive low-budget DFS target.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 06:55:00 PM

Edy Tavares played 14 minutes on Monday, scoring four points with eight rebounds and five blocks.

He did receive stitches to his lower lip and did return -- that explains the low playing time. Tavares is unbelievably long and opponents are really having a tough time getting shots off against him. On the offensive side, his free throw stroke looks improved, making a respectable 7-of-9 in Las Vegas. If Dwight Howard misses time at any point, we might see the 7'3" big man block some shots during the regular season.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 06:37:00 PM

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