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Walter Tavares | Center | #22

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'3' / 265
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (13) / ATL

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Hawks assign C Walter Tavares to the D-League.
Tavares doesn't have a role with the Hawks despite Tiago Splitter's hip injury, an indication of "Edy's" current fantasy appeal. Feb 8 - 11:56 AM

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

He isn't in the rotation right now and won't be a fantasy asset with Al Horford and Tiago Splitter ahead of him on the depth chart.
Feb 1 - 6:12 PM

Walter Tavares' hip has healed and he is expected to be recalled from the D-League as soon as Sunday.

He had a minor hip injury that kept him out of Saturday's D-League game, but he has been deemed healthy. He does have great potential, but he won't be in the Hawks' rotation while Al Horford and Tiago Splitter are healthy.
Jan 31 - 11:58 AM

Walter Tavares tweaked his hip on Friday while playing in the D-League.

We're going to put him on the injury report, but he isn't in the rotation for the Hawks on a nightly basis. Tavares is an intriguing prospect, but he is just a stash in dynasty leagues until further notice.
Jan 30 - 10:15 AM

Hawks recall C Walter Tavares from the D-League.

Tavares has intriguing shot-blocking potential, but he's got work to do before he earns regular minutes in the rotation.
Source: Fox Sports
Jan 18 - 11:59 AM

Walter Tavares has been sent down for yet another D-League stint.

Tavares has the body to be a big time shot blocker in the NBA, but he's not going to be a factor in most leagues during his rookie season while the Hawks are healthy. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 13 - 6:02 PM

Walter Tavares notched four points, four rebounds and three blocks in a career-high 15 minutes of action vs. the Knicks on Sunday.

Tavares is built to block shots with a 7'9" wingspan and he should stick in the rotation with Tiago Splitter recovering from yet another calf injury. He's an intriguing handcuff for Al Horford in deep leagues, but most re-draft owners should monitor him from a distance.
Jan 3 - 9:50 PM

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

The big man has upside, but he is still very raw and won't see many minutes this season. Keep any eye on him for the future.
Jan 1 - 9:37 AM

Walter Tavares has been sent down for yet another D-League stint.

Tavares could at some point become a factor in fantasy leagues, but that won't happen this season. Leave him on the wire.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 12:36:00 PM

Hawks recall C Walter Taveras from the D-League.

The big man is an intriguing 7'3" project, but his time to shine is not going to come this season.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 12:05:00 PM

The Hawks will recall Walter Tavares from the D-League in time for Sunday's game against the Jazz.

Tavares scored 18 points with 17 rebounds and five blocks in 28 minutes on Saturday for the Austin Spurs while shooting 7-of-10 from the field. The 7'3 center has a lot of upside, but minutes won't be easy to come by in Atlanta this season. Tavares is still a nice stash in dynasty leagues.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:15:00 AM

The Hawks have sent down C Walter Tavares for a D-League stint.

Tavares has been a negligible part of the Hawks rotation this season, seeing just one minute of action in two games thus far, so he'll get some much needed experience in the D-League. There’s no reason to roster Tavares outside of deep dynasty leagues.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Edy Tavares made his debut with one minute against the Knicks on Thursday, scoring one point with one rebound.

Deep Dynasty owners rejoice! Tavares is a Rudy Gobert-like freak, but he's out of the rotation and would need multiple injuries to be fantasy relevant this year.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 12:27:00 AM

Walter Tavares is inactive for Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons.

Tavares has some scary upside because of his length and ability to block shots, but he is also a huge project and may not be in the rotation for a while.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Walter Tavares grabbed 12 boards with three points and two blocks on Friday against the Pistons.

He struggled on offense and looked great on the glass. Tavares is arguably the most like Rudy Gobert for his length and blocking prowess, but he's still extremely raw. If you want him in Dynasty, it's going to be a while before he's a real asset.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 09:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
4Lamar Patterson
SG1Kyle Korver
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Justin Holiday
SF1Kent Bazemore
2Thabo Sefolosha
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Mike Muscala
C1Al Horford
2Tiago Splitter