Even with injury issues to Tiago Splitter and Mike Muscala at points during the 2015-2016 season, Atlanta Hawks center Edy Tavares has not been able to crack the rotation. As a result, it comes as no surprise that the organization is freely using the D-League as a refuge for the 7-foot-3 big man, and Tavares will reportedly be joining the Austin Spurs for another assignment this week.
Hawks have assigned Edy Tavares to the D-League. He will play for Austin.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) December 17, 2015
Tavares has already visited the D-League on two occasions this season, playing for both the Spurs and the Canton Charge, and this marks his third trip. The results have largely been strong during his D-League tours, as Tavares is averaging a double-double in four total games, and for a developmental project, on-court time can be hugely beneficial.
It remains to be seen how long this particular stint will be, but with the Hawks pegging him as an inactive player on a regular basis, it may be wise to deploy him for a longer period of time. Stay tuned.