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The Cavaliers waived Tavares - Oct 11, 2017


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Edy Tavares
Cleveland Cavaliers waived 25-year old Spaniard-Cape Verdean center Edy Tavares (220-118kg-92).
The last season Tavares played at another team Raptors 905 where in 50 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.5apg and 2.8bpg. Great season indeed as he was awarded USBasket.com All-D-League Defensive Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
Three years ago he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks in second round (43rd overall).
Tavares' team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2016.
He represented Spain at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.1ppg, 6.0rpg, Blocks-5 (1.6bpg), FGP-1 (73.5%), FT: 53.8%.
Tavares has played previously professionally in Spain (Gran Canaria, La Palma and CB Gran Canaria 2014 Las Palmas II) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs, Northern Arizona Suns and Canton Charge).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Standing 7-3, with an astonishing wingspan of 7-9 he has tremendous size, combined with excellent mobility for a big man with his dimensions ... He's always active on the floor, showing great progresses from a conditioning standpoint, compared to when he arrived on the Canary Islands ... Offensively he's really effective in pick and roll situations, showing the ability to finish above the rim after the cut with aggressiveness, furthermore his mobility and coordination make him an effective contributor in creating space for his teammates with solid screens, playing a key role in Gran Canarias offense .. Most of his offensive repertoire is based on dunks and put backs after an offensive rebound, but he has shown significant improvements on his hook shot using his right hand ... He has a soft touch and he's a solid free throw shooter ... Defensively he's a great pick and roll defender, being able to recover in the painted area after helping on the screen ... Plus with his great size and wingspan he's definitely a great rim protector. According to those with knowledge of him, he's a nice, humble guy with a great work ethic.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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