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.
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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.
According to EL MUNDO, Real Madrid will sign Walter Tavares.
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.
Bobby Marks: Tavares contract was guaranteed for $1m with a July 15 trigger date for next season. The cap hit on the Ryan Kelly contract will be $945k.
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September 20, 2021 | 8:16 am EDT Update
UNICS Kazan announced the signing of former Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo. The 33-year-old veteran will make his european debut in VTB League and the EuroLeague this season, signing a one-year deal with the club. Mayo has 573 NBA games under his belt, with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.0 steal per contest.
“Shabazz Napier underwent a comprehensive examination. He has a rather serious injury to the ligaments of the right ankle joint. On the positive side, I can say that there is no fracture and, therefore, there is no need for surgery, of the minuses, the recovery time is still unknown. We have all the necessary conditions to get him back on the floor quickly. All is needed is the support of the fans,” general manager Alexander Tserkovny said. Napier moved to Europe after six years in the NBA and showed promise in front of the season. In the first VTB SuperCup game, against UNICS, he banked in 33 points on 8-11 shooting including 6-8 from deep. He also dished out four assists during the 30 minutes on the floor.
Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains under construction with an anticipated completion date of March 2022. It will include items donated by Bird and others from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University and the U.S. Olympic team. The site for work on cataloging the memorabilia is being modified for security and should be ready within weeks, the Tribune-Star reported.
September 20, 2021 | 4:09 am EDT Update
According to a league source, projections indicate that a $171 million salary cap is possible, assuming no cap smoothing, by 2025. Should the NBPA instead agree to cap smoothing, it’s likely the league will still see annual increases to the extent of $15 million, according to source.
The NBA also has a $1.5 billion streaming deal with Chinese-based company Tencent Holdings. “I think everyone expects that so long as the public is demonstrating through ratings that they are watching the NBA, you can probably expect increases there as well,” said former CBS Sports president Neal Pilson. “I would think the NBA is going to look for significant increases.”
Brother Pau Gasol recently spoke with Spanish newspaper Marca, and the topic of Marc’s future came up. “Marc has earned the freedom and flexibility to make his own decision and he will do so when he decides. I know he has a lot of enthusiasm for Basquet Girona, a club in which I am also involved as vice president. He is in a different situation, because he is five years younger than me. We will see what he decides to do this season and later, I am also waiting.“