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Edy Tavares headed back to D-League

Hawks big man Edy Tavares is returning to the D-League for another visit.

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.