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Anderson Varejao | Center/Forward | #18

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'10" / 273
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (1) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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Anderson Varejao has been linked to Brazilian club Flamengo.
Now 35, Varejao was hoping to find some work in the NBA but he has generated little to no interest. If he does end up signing in Brazil, that would likely mark the end of his NBA career. Mon, Nov 13, 2017 10:47:00 AM
Source: Amico Hoops

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Anderson Varejao has reportedly cleared waivers.

He'll now be free to join a team of his choosing, but regardless of where he winds up, his fantasy value will be non-existent.
Sun, Feb 5, 2017 06:49:00 PM

The Warriors will waive Anderson Varejao.

He was the backup center last night, but now he's a free agent. The timing is a bad sign for Varejao with Zaza Pachulia (back) on the shelf right now, but clearly the team trusts JaVale McGee -- who would have thought? AV may be added by another team to get to the salary floor.
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 02:51:00 PM

Anderson Varejao will start for Zaza Pachulia (wrist) on Saturday.

The Warriors are not likely going to give AV many minutes and hopefully we see some of the younger guys. Varejao has no value most nights.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 08:04:00 PM

Anderson Varejao (back) said that he will be ready for the start of training camp.

He had a back issue which held him out of the Rio Olympics, but he should be close to 100 percent based off this report. He will open the season as the primary backup behind Zaza Pachulia and won't have much fantasy value.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Anderson Varejao (back) has been ruled out for the Olympics.

It's too bad for the Brazilian. Varejao saw a back specialist earlier this week to diagnose a small lower back disc herniation. He is expected to be ready for training camp, but nothing in guaranteed for the oft-injured big man.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 04:58:00 PM

Anderson Varejao (back) likely won't play in the Olympics.

He visited a back specialist on Monday who advised him to sit out and rest this summer. Hopefully he will be 100 percent for the Warriors' training camp, but he likely won't be a factor in fantasy leagues as the backup center behind Zaza Pachulia.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Anderson Varejao is traveling to the United States in order to have his back "tested and evaluated."

Varejao is dealing with back pain, but that's all we really know at this point. If it proves to be a serious issue, Golden State could suddenly be in the market for another backup big man. The Warriors have just rookie Damian Jones behind Varejao and projected starter Zaza Pachulia.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 12:27:00 PM

The Warriors have officially re-signed Anderson Varejao to a one-year contract.

Varejao was the first player in NBA history to compete for both Finals teams in the same season, and he spent enough time with the Cavs to be eligible to receive a ring from Cleveland. However, after finishing his 2015-16 campaign with Dubs Nation, he will reportedly refuse to accept his Cleveland championship ring.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Anderson Varejao has renewed his contract with the Warriors for next season.

The Warriors need some depth up front, so this is good news for them. Varejao played just 5.5 minutes per game in the postseason last year, so he likely won't be a big factor in the 2016-17 season.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 11:09:00 PM

The Warriors are reportedly nearing an agreement on re-signing Anderson Varejao to a one-year deal.

Varejao will provide the Dubs with some emergency depth at the center-spot, but his fantasy value will be non-existent.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 05:52:00 PM

Anderson Varejao will play for Brazil in the Olympics.

Varejao is an unrestricted free agent, so perhaps he'll try to use the international competition to generate a market for his services. With Kevin Durant coming to Golden State, perhaps the Warriors look to re-sign the veteran Varejao to a minimum deal to serve behind Draymond Green.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 12:29:00 PM

Anderson Varejao scored two points with three rebounds in four minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

It looked like he was going to waste his minutes with two quick fouls, but Varejao's three offensive boards were huge to help a momentum swing. The former Cavalier won't play much again.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 12:21:00 AM

Anderson Varejao has been assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 for tripping Gerald Henderson during Game 1.

On the flagrant foul points scale, a Flagrant 1 is one point and a Flagrant 2 is two points. During the postseason, a player must accumulate four points in order to receive a one-game suspension. While Varejao did say that the play was completely unintentional, he acknowledged after looking at the tape that it looked bad and he understood why Henderson responded in the way he did.
Tue, May 3, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Anderson Varejao was ejected from Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.

He was arguing with Gerald Henderson after he tripped the Portland guard and he picked up his second technical when he started talking to him while on the bench. Varejao played just seven minutes with four points, two boards, one assist, two blocks and one steal.
Sun, May 1, 2016 05:38:00 PM

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