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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 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

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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

Anderson Varejao will be sent to the Trail Blazers as part of the Channing Frye deal.

The Magic will be sending AV to Portland for some picks and an expiring contract, so Varejao will be moved from Cleveland's crowded frontcourt to Portland's crowded frontcourt. He's not going to see a major bump in value with the Blazers, so there's no reason to pick him up in standard leagues.
Feb 18 - 12:43 PM

The Magic are not interested in acquiring Anderson Varejao in a deal sending Channing Frye to the Cavaliers.

AV has almost $19 million guaranteed this season and next season, so it makes sense that Orlando wouldn't want him -- any third team that gets involved would "likely" receive cash and draft picks in exchange for taking Varejao. The Clippers are also in the mix for Frye but they won't decide whether to deal Lance Stephenson for Frye until Thursday morning, giving Cleveland a window of opportunity to trade for him first.
Feb 17 - 8:17 PM

The Cavs have made an offer featuring Anderson Varejao for Channing Frye in an attempt to pre-empt Clippers' deal for Frye, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

It sounds like AV is on the move with multiple reports saying so. A move to Orlando would help his output, but Varejao can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 17 - 7:15 PM

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All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Brandon Rush
3Leandro Barbosa
4Ian Clark
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2Marreese Speights
3James Michael McAdoo
4Kevon Looney
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Anderson Varejao