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Anderson Varejao | Center/Forward | #18

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 273
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (1) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Anderson Varejao has reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors.

Andrew Bogut is dealing with an Achilles injury and Festus Ezeli (knee) will likely be out until the last couple weeks of the season, so this is an excellent signing for the Warriors. Varejao could immediately compete for minutes off the bench with Marreese Speights, but his role will likely be limited to minutes in the teens. Owners in most leagues can probably just watch his progress from the wire for now. A potential NBA Finals matchup with the Cavs just got a little more exciting with Varejao switching teams.

The Warriors have emerged as the "heavy favorite" to sign Anderson Varejao once he clears waivers later today, per ESPN's Marc Stein.

Varejao has narrowed his choices down to Golden State and San Antonio, according to Stein. He would an excellent addition for the Dubs, especially with Andrew Bogut (achilles) now banged up. If Bogut were to end up missing a significant amount of time, Varejao could end up offering some fantasy value, but we would still avoid him for right now.
Feb 21 - 11:19 AM

The Thunder, Warriors and Spurs have all expressed an interest in free agent center Anderson Varejao.

The rebounding machine will clear waivers on Sunday, and it's not a surprise that he has the attention of several contending teams. Varejao can't really handle a significant role anymore and that wouldn't even be a possibility on these teams, so he's not worth stashing in most formats.
Feb 20 - 1:27 PM

The Warriors are reportedly among the teams contemplating making a run at Anderson Varejao once he clears waivers.

The Warriors are reportedly in fact-finding mode, but AV could be a solid addition to the team, particularly if the Finals end up being a rematch between Golden State and Cleveland. However, from a fantasy perspective, Varejao wouldn't have much value at all as a reserve for the Dubs.
Feb 19 - 8:09 PM

The Thunder want Anderson Varejao and are "on him fast," according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Windhorst also mentioned the Clippers, Bulls and other teams are after the recently-released big man. Varejao would only be an insurance policy behind Steven Adams, Enes Kanter and Serge Ibaka. He can stay on the wire in almost all leagues.
Source: Oklahoman
Feb 19 - 4:19 PM

Anderson Varejao should draw a lot of interest from contending teams once he clears waivers.

He will be able to sign with any team he wants apart from Cleveland, and several teams including the Hawks and Thunder could use a big with his rebounding ability. Varejao would likely be looking at a limited role off the bench on most contenders, so he's not a great stash.
Feb 19 - 10:30 AM

The Trail Blazers have waived Anderson Varejao, as expected.

The move was done in order to free up a roster spot for Brian Roberts, and AV was never expected to be part of Portland's long-term plans. Varejao will now be free to join a team of his choosing (excluding Cleveland), but he's just not capable of playing major minutes and it's unlikely he lands in a situation that gives him any standard league appeal. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 18 - 6:02 PM

Portland is expected to waive Anderson Varejao, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Blazers will get a 2018 first-round pick here. Varejao wouldn't have been a major part of the rotation anyway, and upon being waived, he'll be free to join a team of his choosing. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 18 - 1:14 PM

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PF1Draymond Green
2James Michael McAdoo
3Kevon Looney
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Marreese Speights
4Anderson Varejao