Walter Tavares?

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  1. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand the interest at all from the Blazers side.

    Do we really need a 31 year old center over 7 feet tall?

    We need more guards.
     
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    They should really get that painted on the side of the Rose Garden.
     
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    I doubt anyone here really has seen him play much in the last 3 years while he has been "the EuroLeague's all-time leader in blocks and has been voted to the All-EuroLeague First Team for three consecutive years". I know I haven't.

    I am not saying the leagues are anywhere close in comparison, but in these cases, we kind of have to rely on our scouts.
     
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    It's sad to think this guy is starting to look really good as a stop gap. A testament to how bad the market is for bigs.
     
  5. Pinwheel1

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    I am not convinced he is that bad compared to other centers in the league. Not saying he is a top 25 center but he does look like a pretty good rim protector. Again I can't see how we can say one way or the other until he plays in the NBA

     
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  6. andalusian

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    It's a highlight reel, so who knows. He does look mobile, so that's a plus.
     
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    The Mar-a-Lago employee referenced in the superseding indictment adding major accusations against former President Donald Trump and a new co-defendant to the case has been identified by two people close to the investigation as Yuscil Taveras.

    barfo
     
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    This is very true, but he is the EuroLeague's all-time leader in blocks, so that bodes well.
     
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    Technically he was in the NBA already for several years and flamed out.
     
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    Several seasons or 13 games over 2 seasons? (6 years ago) Doesn't seem like he played many minutes. Either way, bigs develop slower. Maybe he got better or maybe he still sucks. Hard to say
     
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    Why is anyone spending time thinking about this guy?

    He is not coming back to the NBA.
    He leveraged Portland to get a new deal in Europe
     
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    Because of this rumor 4 days ago

    4 days ago – via Twitter highkin
    Sean Highkin: There is mutual interest between the Trail Blazers and 7-foot-3 Real Madrid center and three-time Spanish League Defensive Player of the Year Edy Tavares, but his contract buyout is a major hurdle. Story with details for subscribers: rosegardenreport.com/p/trail-blazers-interest-edy-tavares-complicated-international-buyout-rules
     
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    I don't buy it.

    Portland can only contribute ~$800k towards his $6.6M ($6M in Euros) buyout. He has a $4.4M ($4M in Euros) contract. Portland would have to pay him north of $10.2M just for him to break even. Paying Tavares that, would put Portland into the tax.

    Do you REALLY think Blazers would pay Tavares $10-12M so that they can be a 'tax team'? I don't.... It's not going to happen.
     
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    Hard to say what makes us a tax team until the Dame trade is done. Maybe we are a tax team regardless and maybe Tavares breaks even this year and makes it up next year. Either way, I was just answering your question about why we were spending
    time discussing him.
     
  15. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    If you have something better to talk about that doesn't include the word "Dame" I'd love to hear it.
     
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    Good point.... you win
     
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    I can't think of anything either.

    :cheers:
     
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    ...Dame should've hired his agent :biglaugh:
     
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