November 8, 2017, 9:37 am
Real Madrid of the Spanish ACB league has signed the reigning G-League defensive player of the year Walter Tavares to a three-year contract.
The former Hawks’ second-round pick was waived by the Cavaliers in training camp and opted to return to the G-League player pool. Real Madrid was hungry for inside help after ex-Warrior Ognjen Kuzmic suffered a torn ACL. Tavares will now put his NBA dream on hold as he tries to establish himself in Europe’s top basketball league.