Walter Tavares joins Real Madrid in three-year deal

Real Madrid have signed big man Walter Tavares to a deal that keeps him at the club until the 2019-2020 season.

Reigning NBA G-League Defensive Player of the Year Tavares joins the club from Raptors 905, the Toronto Raptors’ G-League affiliate.

Before heading Stateside, the 25-year-old Tavares, a native of Cape Verde, made a name for himself with Gran Canaria.

And now with long-term injuries to Gustavo Ayon and Ognjen Kuzmic, it has made Real’s frontline vulnerable and Tavares’ inclusion seems to be a solid option going forward.