According to Defensa Central, Walter Tavares’ performance this season has not gone unnoticed in the NBA, and several NBA teams would be interested in bringing the big man back to America. Defensa Central adds that Tavares would have promised the blancos that he plans to stay in Madrid next season.
Walter Tavares has an active five-year contract with Real Madrid in place, though he would consider making an NBA return if an opportunity occurs, as he told in a recent interview with dtudo1pouco.com. “I’m always waiting for an opportunity to return to the NBA, despite my five-year contract with Real Madrid“, Tavares mentioned.
Real Madrid made the deal with Walter Tavares official on Thursday. The Spanish side confirmed Eurohoops’ report on the agreement for a five-year contract extension up to the end of the 2023-24 season. No financial details were released, but the 27-year-old Cape Verdean is set to become the highest paid big man in Europe.
Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso confirmed that Cape Verdean center Walter Tavares will be signing with the club, during today’s presser ahead of Thursday’s (8/11) EuroLeague game against Maccabi in Tel Aviv. Laso expects to have his new player available for the Spanish League “Clasico” vs Barcelona, Sunday.
Real Madrid, has reached an agreement with Walter Tavares, 25-year old 2.20m center, for the next three years. His arrival is due to the fact that Kuzmic will miss the entire season due to a torn ligament in his left knee. Gustavo Ayon’s recent injury also plays a big role in the signing as it will keep him out of the courts for four months.
Chris Reichert: Cavaliers announce they have waived Edy Tavares. If he plays in the G League, the Raptors 905 have his returning rights.
Michael Grange: Chatted with Edy Tavares, ex-Raptors 905-turned LeBron's newest teammate. Said his agent had to tell him 3x before he believed the news.
Rick Noland: Tavares signed for 2 more seasons after this one. Griff says he's more game ready than Sanders
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Dahntay Jones and center Edy Tavares, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced on Wednesday from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to waive Larry Sanders and sign center Edy Tavares from NBA Development League, league sources told The Vertical.
The Larry Sanders experiment is apparently over with the Cavaliers, who are planning to release him and sign 7-3 center Edy Tavares for the playoffs, a source told cleveland.com.
Shams Charania: The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to sign center Edy Tavares to a multiyear contract on Wednesday, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Shams Charania: Tavares, 7-foot-3 center, has been critical part of Raptors 905's championship contention in D-League. He's played 12 NBA games for Hawks.
Walter Tavares: But I have to think first in the NBA. I would not feel well coming back. For me, returning to Europe would be like giving up. 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.
How was when Atlanta waived you? Walter Tavares: It was hard. I was not expecting that. I felt I had given everything. They told me to work hard, to stay in shape and that the opportunity would come. And overnight they changed their minds. You know how the NBA is. Players are like trading cards. They no longer want you so they will trade you for another. It is not like in Spain, for example, where you are comfortable and you can stay on a team for six or seven years. Here it’s different. I feel a little disappointed because I thought I could play in Atlanta and for many years. At least three years. It hurts a lot because it was the team that chose me in the NBA draft and took a chance on me. And overnight they stopped having faith in me and finished my contract.
Jorge Sierra: Walter Tavares' priority is to keep on playing in the States this season, source tells HoopsHype. Ideally in the NBA, but his camp may explore D-League options too. pic.twitter.com/DGstaZ7WGD
Big man Walter 'Edy' Tavares is close to sign a deal with Spanish powerhouse Barcelona, a source told Sportando. Tavares was just waived by the Hawks to make room for the signing of Ryan Kelly. Tavares has already played in Spain with Gran Canaria before going to the NBA.
FC Barcelona is eyeing center Walter Tavares, who was waived by the Atlanta Hawks today, according to Spanish newspaper Marca. The Catalan club has already reached out to the 24-year-old center, per Marca's report.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has requested waivers on Edy Tavares, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer.
Shams Charania: The Atlanta Hawks have released center Edy Tavares and plan to sign forward Ryan Kelly, league sources tell The Vertical.
September 19, 2021 | 3:08 pm EDT Update
“I’m optimistic about our team,” added Ballmer. “I’m optimistic about our team success, and that optimism is a force multiplier. In many ways, the reason we did this is consistent with that optimism as a force multiplier approach.”
The Clippers owner also paid the town of Inglewood $66.2 million for the land where Intuit Dome will sit. The Clippers will get some of that back, though. Intuit, the software company that makes Turbo Tax, will pay the team more than $500 million for a 23-year naming rights slot. That deal only enhanced Ballmer’s optimism. “This stadium is about being optimistic about our team,” Ballmer said. “It’s about being optimistic about our fans. Get in the building, pump up, make energy,” Ballmer added, clapping his hands. “Your energy can feed our team to greater success.”
The Clippers estimate the Intuit Dome will generate roughly $260 million in annual economic activity for Inglewood, including over 7,000 full-time and part-time jobs. The Clippers also committed to a $100 million community benefits package. “It’s a big market,” Ballmer said. “There’s plenty of fans that can be fans of the Clippers and Lakers. But we want to tell you who we are. I think there are many folks in LA who identify with this notion of being the underdog, the person who strides. It’s almost two LA’s. It’s not all showtime and movie business. Our fans are grinders.”
Ballmer has also displayed his willingness to spend on talent. Next season, the Clippers will spend $166 million per season on player contracts, the third highest in the NBA. That brings an $88 million luxury tax bill and includes paying stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George an average annual value of $44 million per season until 2025. Those two deals will expire a year after the Intuit Dome is scheduled to open. Asked to reveal the most challenging thing to deal with as a sports owner, Ballmer responded: “Injuries – they happen. We had an injury to Kawhi, and with this injury, we’re not sure how long he’s going to be out this year.”
Ballmer, 65, entered a conference room at the Clippers downtown LA office, having conducted over four interviews, with more on his schedule. The discussion with CNBC lasted a little over 15 minutes, covering various topics from the arena and his previous life in business. Powell’s words helped explain the optimism around Ballmer’s vision for the Clippers, starting with the Intuit Dome. “You have to be optimistic to take on a huge project when you don’t start with land,” Ballmer said. “Putting the land together is quite the circus of legal issues, resolutions. We had to buy the Forum as part of that process. You have to keep your optimism.”
Ballmer was referring to the $400 million in cash he paid Madison Square Garden Company, the previous owner of the Forum. The Lakers played there from 1967-1999, and the building mainly hosts concerts today. Ballmer needed to resolve legal issues with MSG, who complained Ballmer’s new arena would damage the Forum’s income. MSG purchased the Forum for $23.5 million in 2012 and cashed out in 2020, thanks to Ballmer.
Get ready for some primal screams. If not from Joakim Noah himself, then certainly at least from the United Center faithful. The Chicago Bulls announced Friday morning that tickets for all home games are on sale as of 10 a.m. That includes “Joakim Noah Night,” presented by NBC Sports Chicago, on Oct. 28 against—you guessed it—Tom Thibodeau and the New York Knicks.
Noah announced his retirement last season and attended one home game but it came before fans were allowed in the building. This season, fans who are either fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be attending games.