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Height: 7-3 / 2.21
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Himar Ojeda (Hawks’ director of international scouting) on Walter Tavares: “It’s too early to tell if we’re bringing him in for next season because we don’t know how the roster is going to look like and it’s not just our decision, but his too. But yes, we seriously consider the possibility of bringing him in for the 2015-16 season.”
Hawks representatives will also plan to travel to Spain this year to watch fellow second-round pick Edy Tavares. The center is playing in the ACB League for Herbalife Gran Canaria, who will play Labor Kutxa Baskonia Sunday.
Edy Tavares will “very likely” return to Spain for another ACB League season, according to a person familiar with situation. The Hawks’ second-round draft pick (No. 43 overall) will play under season for Gran Canaria to continue his development. The 7-foot-3, 260-pound Tavares averaged 6.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 20.7 minutes last season in Spain. Tavares played six games with the Hawks’ Las Vegas Summer League entry this month. He averaged 6.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 16.8 minutes.
Come Thursday night, the Man of Mystery from Cape Verde will wait to hear his name called and he will be just as nervous as everyone else who might hear their name called. “I’m going to feel nervous the minute I sit down and wait until my name is called,” he said. “But it’s one time in your life so I think I’m going to feel nervous.”
Michael Scotto: Sources: Phoenix Suns worked out Walter Tavares earlier today. Tavares is a 7’3″ center rising up draft boards around the league. #NBADraft
Michael Scotto: Sources: San Antonio Spurs will bring in Walter Tavares for a workout today. Tavares (7’3″) has become a rising center prospect. #NBADraft
Michael Scotto: Sources: Walter Tavares, a rising 7’3″ center in the draft, will work out for the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow. #NBADraft
Gran Canaria announced that Walter Tavares extended his contract with the team for three more years. The big man averaged 6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in 35 contests in ACB.
Michael Scotto: Sources: Boston Celtics will bring in Walter Tavares for a workout today. The 7-foot-3 center is a rising prospect. #NBADraft
Michael Scotto: Sources: Walter Tavares, a rising 7-foot-3 prospect, will work out for the Miami Heat today. #NBADraft
Alex Kennedy: Walter Tavares is one of the most intriguing players in this draft. Executives are fascinated. Super raw, but he’s 7’3 with a 7’9 wingspan.
Michael Scotto: Indiana Pacers will bring in Walter Tavares for a workout today, league sources say. #NBADraft
A. Sherrod Blakely: Getting international players in for workouts isn’t easy, but the #Celtics will see 7-2 Walter Tavares this week. #Celticstalk
Walter Tavares, one of the best 7-foot prospects in the world, is working on a contract buyout with his team in the Spanish ACB League and will travel soon to the United States to work out for several NBA teams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA executives believe Tavares, who is 7-foot-3, has a strong chance to work himself into the first round of this month’s NBA draft, and several teams choosing in the range of the 20s plan to bring him in for closer inspections, sources said.
Several NBA executives believe Tavares, who is 7-foot-3, has a strong chance to work himself into the first round of June’s NBA draft, and several teams choosing in the range of the 20s plan to bring him in for closer inspections, sources said. Agent Andy Miller will represent Tavares, 22, in the NBA.
Nine NBA teams were in Badalona, Spain, scouting point guard Guillem Vives (Joventut Badalona) and center Walter Tavares (Gran Canaria). The Spurs sent general manager Rodney Buford and two scouts, Dave Telep and international scouting director Claudio Crippa. Clippers general manager Gary Sacks was there too. The other teams sending people to scout the players were the Bucks, Bobcats, Heat, Lakers, Hawks, Suns and Rockets.
Some reports said he had been followed by Memphis and Cleveland. After what he did tonight, add another dozen of NBA franchises. Big Edy’s rise to stardom has just begun.
But there was another guy who made a statement in this Day 1 of the Copa del Rey: Walter Samuel Tavares. While his teammates struggled mightly (5 of 27 from downtown) against Real Madrid’s aggresive defense, Tavares impressed in both ends of the floor -16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks-. He brutally dunked the ball, grabbed every rebound like he was playing against children, blocked four shots and altered many more. With 17 NBA scouts in the stands, the 21-year-old center from Cape Verde, known as ‘Edy’ or ‘Big Edy’, should be a first round in the next Draft. Period.
Your name is in the draft early entry list. How did you make the decision to submit your name? Walter Tavares: I want to make myself known because they don’t know me much yet. It’s basically in order to be on the radar, not to go over there now as I’m still growing as a player. I think I have a lot to learn yet. Next year I’ll be way more ready than this year. So you don’t think you’re going to stay in the draft this year. Walter Tavares: No, I don’t think so.
08 May 13
Walter Tavares decided to enter his name for the 2013 NBA Draft. The big man from Cape Verde is playing with Gran Canaria averaging 1.4ppg and 2.5rpg in 7 games in ACB. The news was reported by Jonathan Givony.