Tavares will be recalled from the NBA D-League on Sunday, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Tavares is expected to be activated prior to Sunday's game against the Jazz.
Tavares will be sent down to the D-League, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constituion reports. Tavares played in two games this season for a whopping two minutes total as the rookie hasn't factored much into Hawks' plans this season. He will likely develop his game in the D-League for a little while before rejoining Atlanta later in the season.
Tavares will be inactive for Tuesday's game against the Heat, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Tavares has seen action in just one of the Hawks' previous four games this season, and looks to be the 15th man on the roster. His absence likely means that Mike Muscala (ankle) is fit to serve as the Hawks' third-string center behind Al Horford and Tiago Splitter.
Tavares has averaged 14 minutes, 4.4 rebounds, and 8.2 points per contest through five preseason games. Tavares has performed well so far this preseason, shooting 62 percent from the field along with 75 percent on his free throws, which are nice percentages for a big man. Though Tavares has performed relatively well, expect him to see less minutes once the regular season begins as he's likely fourth on the Hawks depth chart at center, behind Al Horford, Tiago Splitter, and Mike Muscala.
The Hawks reached an agreement Thursday with their second-round pick of the 2014 draft, center Walter Tavares of Cape Verde, per Yahoo Sports. Tavares, who was selected 43rd by the Hawks, is a 7-foot-3 defensive force, with a 7-foot-9 wingspan. He spent the last season playing for Gran Canaria in the Spanish League, where he averaged around eight points and eight rebounds.
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