(Atlanta, Ga) – Media day took place in the ATL, for the Atlanta Hawks, and one thing stood out for
sure….7’3, Cape Verdean Walter ‘Edy’ Tavarres. This kid is HUGE! He’s one of four rookies signed to the Hawks. Louisville/Dominican Republic guard Edgar Sosa, Lamar Patterson and Terran Petteway round out the rest.
The Hawks have added a lot of height to this year’s team with 7-footer Earl Barron and Tavarres who made one heck of an entrance. Sweet baby Jesus, with his wingspan he’s got to be 8ft.
Tavarres was drafted 43rd overall in the 2014 draft, by the Hawks. Atlanta signed him on July 9th, 2015. Last season he averaged 8pts, 7.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 22.1 minutes for Gran Canaria of the Spanish ABC league.
He led the ABC league in rebounds (274) and blocks (60). He is the first Cape Vearden native to be drafted or sign a contract to play in the NBA.
Recovering From Injuries
On the injured report, Thabo Sefolosha is back looking healthier than ever. As reported last week, he has been medically cleared to resume basketball activities along with Shelvin Mack and 3-point king, Kyle Korver who says he and Thabo have been going one on one basically every day.
Hopefully, they will all be cleared completely, by opening night, as they continue to recover from injuries.
As for Kyle, he’s looking forward to going back to work. Korver said he really had a good summer break. Taking advantage of the downtime, he was really able to spend
time with his family and be in daddy overdrive…as he sweetly put it..a father to his kids. The family man followed by basically saying…and now it’s time for Daddy to go to work! Despite losing DeMarre Carroll, the Hawks have added a nice mix of size, speed and legacy.