Slowed by injuries in its frontcourt, Real Madrid addressed the situation on Friday by signing 2.20-meter center Walter "Edy" Tavares to a multi-year deal ending in 2020. Tavares (25 years old) returns to Spain, where he started his professional career with Herbalife Gran Canaria. He spent a total of six years there and was an All-EuroCup First Team selection for the 2014-15 season after leading his team to the finals and averaging 9.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game. Tavares spent the last two seasons in the NBA, where he played for Atlanta and Cleveland, and the D-League, where he played for Austin, Bakersfield, Canton and Raptors 905. He was the 2016-17 NBA Development League Defensive Player of the Year after posting 10.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks over 48 games for Raptors 905.