Edy Tavares Fractures Hand, Out Indefinitely

Cavaliers backup center Edy Tavares could be lost for the rest of the playoffs after fracturing his right hand during practice, tweets Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com.

The team announced today that Tavares is out indefinitely after the extent of the injury was confirmed through an X-ray and bone scan, relays the Associated Press. The 7’3″ rookie hurt his hand during Thursday’s practice.

Cleveland signed Tavares on the final day of the regular season, and he posted six points and 10 rebounds in his lone game with the team. He didn’t appear in any of the eight playoff games. Tavares also played one game for the Hawks earlier this season and 11 with Atlanta last year.

The 25-year-old represents the Cavs’ most recent late-season attempt to find depth at center. When the organization signed him, it waived former Bucks standout Larry Sanders, who was never able to make an impact in Cleveland and spent much of his time in the D-League. Sanders took over for Andrew Bogut, who was signed after agreeing to a buyout with the Sixers, but was on the court for less than a minute before suffering a fractured left tibia.

Tavares agreed to a multi-year deal with the Cavaliers that is scheduled to pay him more than $1.47MM next season and more than $1.6MM in 2018/19. However, neither season is guaranteed.

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7 thoughts on “Edy Tavares Fractures Hand, Out Indefinitely

  1. Itrainsontuesday

    Tavares spent 1 game with the Hawks and 11 in Atlanta?

    And Bogut was bought out by the 76ers not Dallas.

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    • RenoChris

      Dude relax. You’re on a free site. You don’t win a prize for finding errors.

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      • Grant

        Just helping proofread so they can fix the errors. Obviously if he is using the site he doesn’t care about small errors

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    • Arthur Hill

      Thanks for catching the Bogut mistake. It has been fixed. Tavares played one game for the Hawks this season and 11 last season.

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  2. Wellington igunbor

    I’m not saying this greatly decreases their chance to repeat but it’s a minor problem

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  3. dust44

    Man the cavs can’t catch a back up big break… no pun intended

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  4. Itrainsontuesday

    Weirdest part about this is if the Cavs win it all, Tavares will get a ring for playing 1 regular season game.

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