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Walter Tavares | Center | #22

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'3' / 265
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (13) / ATL
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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. Nov 22 - 11:28 AM

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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.
Nov 11 - 1:46 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.
Oct 31 - 12:41 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.
Oct 6 - 11:12 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.
Jul 14 - 6:55 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.
Jul 11 - 6:37 PM

Hawks summer league coach Taylor Jenkins said Walter Tavares has "definitely progressed."

"He definitely has come a long way in just one year," the coach said. "Getting our hands on him at the beginning of last year and working on his body and getting him up to speed on what the NBA game is all about. I think his running habits have gotten a lot better, his activity on defense for a guy his size and what he is able to do in pick-and-roll, move his feet better, using his hands, changing shots at the rim. There is obviously stuff that he can clean up, but definitely encouraged." The big man says he has to get "more confidence on offense," but that's a product of experience and continued repetitions.
Jul 11 - 2:04 PM

Walter Tavares blocked four shots in 26 minutes of action during Sunday's summer league win over the Wizards, adding 10 points, five boards, one assist and one turnover.

Tavares looked like a man amongst boys out there, controlling the paint with his size and superb shot blocking ability. Tavares was taken with the No. 43 overall selection in the 2014 draft and labeled a project, but perhaps he’s finally ready to see consistent minutes as a primary reserve in Atlanta. That being said, he won’t have any standard league value while Dwight Howard and Tiago Splitter (hip surgery) are healthy.
Jul 10 - 5:49 PM

Hawks' assistant coach Taylor Jenkins said that Walter Tavares has "come a long way" since his rookie season.

"I think his running habits have gotten a lot better," said Jenkins, "his activity on defense for a guy his size and what he is able to do in pick-and-roll, move his feet better, using his hands, changing shots at the rim. There is obviously stuff that he can clean up but definitely encouraged." Tavares has the talent to be an elite shot blocker in the league, but with Dwight Howard coming to Atlanta, he's going to be a third-string center with little value.
Jul 10 - 2:42 PM

Walter Tavares will play in the summer league.

The 24-year-old center didn't get much of an opportunity with the Hawks this season, but he did lead the D-League in blocks per game (3.3). Tavares is 7'3" and has some fantasy appeal for his shot-blocking ability, and there's a chance that he could crack the rotation next season If Al Horford leaves in free agency.
Source: NBA.com
May 20 - 1:35 PM

Walter Tavares will be inactive for Game 1 vs. Cleveland.

Edy is a fascinating shot-blocking prospect, but he won't be making any kind of impact in the 2016 playoffs.
May 2 - 12:05 PM

Hawks assign C Walter Tavares to D-League.

Tavares won't be part of the Hawks rotation this season and can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 29 - 11:34 AM

Hawks assign C Walter Tavares to the D-League.

Tavares has bounced between the D-League and the big club all season, and he's likely to continue doing so with Kris Humphries' arrival in Atlanta.
Mar 7 - 12:03 PM

The Hawks have assigned Walter Tavares to the D-League.

Tavares' chances of cracking the rotation in Atlanta took a major hit when they signed Kris Humphries. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 6 - 6:22 PM

The Hawks have recalled Walter Tavares from the D-League.

He isn't in the rotation right now and that may not change for the remainder of the season. It also doesn't help that they added Kris Humphries to the mix.
Mar 4 - 2:01 PM

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