Anderson Varejao

#17 C / Cleveland Cavaliers / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-11 Weight: 273 lb Age: 33 College: No College

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      Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao: Nine points and two rebounds Thursday

      Varejao recorded nine points, two rebounds, and an assist with 11 minutes Thursday's game against the Bucks. Varejao could slide into Cleveland's starting rotation seeing that he is playing well and because Timofey Mozgov injured his shoulder Thursday and is questionable to play in Saturday's game against the Hawks.

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      Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao: Sees just five minutes of playing time

      Varejao played just five minutes in the double-overtime loss to the Bucks on Saturday. He had two points (1-2 FG), one rebound, and one assist. Varejao is just getting token minutes and has not cracked double digits in November. With Timofey Mozgov starting and either Kevin Love or Tristan Thompson playing small-ball center, there doesn't seem to be much room for the long-time Cavalier.

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      Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao: Limited to 11 minutes

      Varejao played just 11 minutes in Wednesday's blowout win over Memphis and provided four points (2-6 FG), five rebounds, and two assists. Varejao has not played more than 12 minutes in the Cavaliers' first two games. He is coming back from a torn Achilles' tendon, so the team will likely continue to give him limited minutes. He is also limited by sharing minutes with starter Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson. Varejao's minutes could ramp up somewhat. If the team remains healthy, the Brazilian big man will only have fantasy value in the deepest of leagues.

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      Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao: Pitches in 12 points Sunday

      Varejao collected 12 points (4-7 FG, 4-6 FT), five assists, six rebounds, and a steal over 21 minutes in Sunday's 87-81 loss to the Raptors. Varejao appears fully healthy and ready to assume a healthy allotment of minutes in the regular season, even displaying a bit offensive punch this preseason. However, after the 33-year-old suffered a December Achilles' tear, the team traded for Timofey Mozgov, who performed well in the starting center role. Consequently, it appears that Varejao will open the season behind Mozgov as his primary backup. The veteran certainly provides quality depth at the position, and could conceivably pitch in at power forward behind Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson when necessary.

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      Cavaliers C Sasha Kaun angling for rotation spot

      Cavaliers newcomer Sasha Kaun tallied eight points and six rebounds over 23 minutes in a Tuesday loss to Milwaukee. After spending the last seven seasons abroad since being selected in the 2008 NBA Draft, Kaun has finally committed to making his debut in North America. He's seen 21.5 minutes per game over four preseason contests, averaging 3.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field. Those numbers alone won't result in him earning consistent playing time to open the season, but with Tristan Thompson embroiled in a contract dispute, he could be the second big man off the bench after Anderson Varejao.

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      Cavaliers PF/C Anderson Varejao scores six Monday

      Cavaliers oft-injured power forward Anderson Varejao recorded six points pn just 1 of 4 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a blocked shot over 21 minutes in a preseason loss Monday to Memphis. Varejao entered the lineup as a starter while Kevin Love (shoulder) remained sidelined for a third straight game. Love, who resumed full-contact practices Saturday, is expected to make his preseason debut later this week, putting Varejao on track to open the regular season in a bench role. Unless the team is able to resolve its contract dispute with holdout Tristan Thompson, it looks like Varejao will be the top reserve big man behind Love and center Timofey Mozgov.

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      Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao good to go for camp

      Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao confirmed at Monday's media day that he'll be a 'full go from the beginning' of training camp, Marlo Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Varejao was limited to only 26 games last season after tearing his Achilles in December. In his absence, the team added Timofey Mozgov via trade, and Mozgov projects to begin the 2015-16 season as the starter. Varejao figures to hold down a consistent role as the first or second big man off the bench, and his minutes load may ultimately be determined by how the Tristan Thompson situation shakes out. Thompson, who was not present at media day, is seeking a contract extension, but if he and the Cavaliers cannot reach an agreement on a new deal or a qualifying offer, it's possible Thompson could hold out.

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      Cavs' Anderson Varejao expected to be ready for training camp

      Cavaliers general manger David Griffin said center Anderson Varejao is progressing well from his Achilles injury and is expected to be ready for training camp, reports the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Varejao missed most of the season after he tore his Achilles.

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      Cavs say Anderson Varejao (Achilles) will not return in playoffs

      With Cavaliers forward Kevin Love unlikely to return to the playoffs because of a dislocated shoulder, general manager David Griffin said center Anderson Varejao is not a viable option to return either, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Varejao was ruled out for the season after he torn his left Achilles in December.

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      Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao ahead of schedule in rehab

      Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao said he is slightly ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn Achilles. The tear in his left Achilles occurred in late December and ended his season. It's the fourth time in five years that he's had a season-ending injury. "After going through what I went through with injuries, the rehab, the rebuilding process, it was tough to have another injury when we had a chance to do something special," Varejao said, per the Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd. "I just keep working hard and doing everything they've been telling me to do it and I really believe I'll be fine." He's able to work out in the weight room, although he still can't push off of his left foot.

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