Reports: Cleveland Cavaliers to waive Larry Sanders, sign Edy Tavares

The Cavaliers will waive Larry Sanders to free up a roster spot for Edy Tavares, ESPN reported on Tuesday. Here’s ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst with more on the move:

The Cleveland Cavaliers have moved on from the comeback of Larry Sanders and will waive him ahead of their final game of the season, sources told ESPN.

Sanders played sparingly in five games over the last month after returning to the NBA following a two-plus-year absence. It was a surprising move as the Cavs signed Sanders to a two-year, non-guaranteed deal in March with the goal of preparing him for next season. He had spent most of his time with the Cavs’ D-League team.

In his place the Cavs plan to sign center Edy Tavares, sources said. He blocked 11 shots in two playoff games against the Cavs’ D-League team over the weekend. He has spent the entire season playing for the Toronto Raptors’ D-League team after being waived by the Atlanta Hawks last fall.

The Vertical first reported Tavares’ signing.