Eastern Notes: Tavares, Carter-Williams, Lamb

Edy Tavares, who was waived earlier today by the Hawks, may not be out of work for long. The Spanish club FC Barcelona is interested in the center, according to Marca.com (h/t Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype). The team has already reached out to the big man’s representatives, according to the report. The 43rd overall pick in the 2014 draft, Tavares joined the Hawks last season, appearing in just 11 games and averaging 6.6 minutes per contest. The 24-year-old also made 29 D-League appearances, averaging 9.2 PPG, 8.4 RPG, and 3.3 BPG in 21.6 minutes per game.

Here’s more from the East:

  • It is highly unlikely that the Bulls and Michael Carter-Williams agree to an extension prior to tonight’s deadline, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com relays (Twitter link). There are no talks currently ongoing between the point guard and the team, the scribe adds.
  • Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb suffered a strained left hamstring during Saturday’s game against the Celtics, the team announced. Lamb is expected to be out of action for one to two weeks, per the team. The player is averaging 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game in three appearances this season.
  • The Sixers still need to address their lack of outside scoring as well as to increase the frequency and effectiveness of their fastbreak offense, Bob Cooney of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes. “We’re not forcing a lot of turnovers so we’re not able to get out and get easy buckets,” point guard T.J. McConnell said of Philly’s offense. “We have to get ready on the defensive end and get some stops. When we’re in the halfcourt and stand and watch Joel Embiid, we’re just so easy to guard. We have to get better pace and better movement when we’re in the halfcourt. You can feel it, you can see it. When we get the ball to him and they double him, we just stand and don’t help him. We’ve got to do a better job as a team to move, move without the ball and screen.”
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One thought on “Eastern Notes: Tavares, Carter-Williams, Lamb

  1. smittybanton

    Cooney sounds like Philly fans. The quote attributes the Sixers troubles to a lack of defense and movement. But then when Philly fans talk about players they want, it’s always about “shooters”. They don’t want to hear about scooping up Briante Weber because he can’t shoot. But nobody can shoot when you get no steals and no defensive rebounds and youre always in half court with a hand in your face.

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