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Anderson Varejao | Center/Forward | #18

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 (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. Sep 26 - 3:06 PM

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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.
Jul 27 - 4:58 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.
Jul 26 - 1:31 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.
Jul 25 - 12:27 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.
Jul 17 - 5:42 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.
Jul 14 - 11:09 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.
Jul 14 - 5:52 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.
Jul 4 - 12:29 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.
Jun 11 - 12:21 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.
May 3 - 3:02 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.
May 1 - 5:38 PM

Anderson Varejao was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Clippers on Wednesday.

Varejao has been playing a handful of minutes as a backup center, but with Andrew Bogut active tonight he fell completely out of the rotation. AV shouldn't be owned anyway, so this doesn't have any fantasy repercussions.
Mar 24 - 1:33 AM

Anderson Varejao made his Warriors debut on Wednesday, recording one point, three rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes off the bench.

Festus Ezeli is recovering from knee surgery and Andrew Bogut's minutes are continually restricted as a precaution, so AV gives the Warriors a nice insurance policy at center. The veteran's playing time will be too limited for fantasy purposes, however, and he should be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Feb 24 - 11:39 PM

Steve Kerr said that Anderson Varejao will make his Warriors debut Wednesday vs. the Heat.

Varejao will likely have a limited role behind Andrew Bogut, so it's unlikely he'll be able to be an impact player in fantasy leagues slotted in a reserve role with the Warriors.
Feb 24 - 11:27 AM

Anderson Varejao will not make his Warriors debut on Monday.

Varejao's signing is expected to be completed in time for Monday's game vs. Atlanta, but the Warriors won't press him into action right away. He will be in uniform, but likely won't be used unless it's an emergency. Even when he does get on the floor, Varejao won't have a large enough role to be considered a fantasy asset in any format.
Feb 22 - 12:31 PM

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2Patrick McCaw
3Ian Clark
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2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Kevon Looney
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Zaza Pachulia
2Anderson Varejao
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