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Jarvis Varnado | Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: Mississippi State
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Jarvis Varnado (heel) played 16 minutes against the Celtics on Monday with four points, one board, one assist and two blocks.
He sat out on Saturday due to soreness in his heel and there was no word on his status before the game started. Varnado looked good in the D-League this year for his high block totals and it has translated with 29 blocks in just 22 games with the Sixers. He still has little fantasy value outside of that, though. Apr 14 - 10:32 PM

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Jarvis Varnado will not play at Charlotte on Saturday due to a sore right heel.

This leaves Philly even thinner than usual behind starting center Henry Sims, and Al Jefferson should have a field day in the paint. Varnado should be considered day-to-day in advance of Monday's home game.
Apr 12 - 6:40 PM

Jarvis Varnado blocked six shots vs. the Pistons on Saturday with nine points, three boards and one assist in 21 minutes.

He's basically the best rim protector on the team, which is by far the weakest part of this Sixers team. Obviously, they have a whole laundry list of weaknesses, but Varnado on the court is a nice fit for the second unit. If you need blocks in a deeper league, he's a player to think about with Byron Mullens (ankle) out.
Mar 29 - 10:04 PM

Jarvis Varnado came off the bench for seven points, three rebounds and four blocks in 16 minutes on Wednesday.

It was hit turn for a solid game, while starter Henry Sims hit just 2-of-9 shots for four points, five boards and no blocks. It has to be a pretty deep league if you're looking at owning Varnado, or starting Sims.
Mar 19 - 10:13 PM

The 76ers have signed Jarvis Varnado for the rest of the 2013-14 season.

Varnado's deal also comes with a team option for guaranteed money next season, according to reports. The 26-year-old has averaged 15.5 minutes over his past four games and has posted averages of 3.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks during that span. He doesn't have a ton of fantasy value in standard leagues, but Varnado can provide some value for owners in deeper leagues.
Mar 11 - 12:16 PM

Jarvis Varnado played 15 minutes in the Sixers' loss on Sunday, finishing with two points, three rebounds and three blocks.

Varnado flashed his potential while averaging 4.7 blocks in the D-League this season, and given the state of Philly's frontcourt he's worth keeping a close eye on in deeper formats. Fellow backup big man Byron Mullens chipped in five points and four rebounds in 14 minutes, while starting center Henry Sims scored 12 points and grabbed seven boards in 31 minutes.
Mar 2 - 9:14 PM

76ers sign PF Jarvis Varnado.

Varnado averaged 14.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.7 blocks in the D-League, but he played just two minutes during his first NBA stint with the Bulls this season. The Sixers are far more likely to give him playing time, given the state of their frontcourt, but he should be watched from a distance until we've seen him producing.
Mar 1 - 10:38 AM

Bulls sign PF Jarvis Varnado.

Varnado will join the team on a 10-day contract as the Bulls continue to sail just below the luxury-tax threshold. He's been leading the D-League with 4.7 blocks per game, while also averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds, but it's doubtful he'll make any fantasy impact off Chicago's bench.
Feb 18 - 12:37 PM

The Bulls plan to sign Jarvis Varnado to a 10-day contract, according to Yahoo! Sports.

He is expected to travel with the team for Wednesday's game against the Raptors. Varnado has been a stat-stuffing machine in the D-League this season, averaging 14 points, 11 boards and 4.7 blocks per game. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues for now.
Feb 18 - 12:21 AM

The Sixers will work out Jarvis Varnado on Monday.

He made the All Showcase Team in the D-League last week with some impressive defense. Varnado was also turning some heads in Las Vegas Summer League and he does have some talent despite being a little raw. In 18 games in the D-League, Varnado is averaging 14.3 points, 11.4 boards and 4.7 blocks, so he'd be on the radar in deep leagues with the Sixers having no depth.
Jan 12 - 5:59 PM

The Heat waived PF Jarvis Varnado on Monday.

The 25-year-old out of Mississippi State was close to signing with a team in Italy before joining the Heat for training camp. He has overseas experience in both Israel and Italy and we're unlikely to see him in an NBA uniform this season.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 12:56:00 PM

To avoid unnecessary luxury-tax payments, the Heat may enter the season with 13 guaranteed contracts on their roster.

"Starting with fewer players makes sense for the Heat," according to beat writer Ira Winderman. "Especially when prospects could be developed at their D-League affiliate without NBA salary (and tax) attached." The Heat proved their determination to trim tax payments when they waived productive veteran Mike Miller earlier this summer, and guys without guaranteed deals, like Jarvis Varnado, will be on the hot seat during training camp.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:51:00 PM

The agent for F Jarvis Varnado says his client is not going to play in Italy and will report for training camp for the Heat.

His contract will become partially guaranteed on opening night and all indications are that he plans on playing for the Heat this season, despite being contacted by several European teams. "Fact is, Jarvis is under contract with the Heat," agent Mitch Frankel said. "Jarvis hasn't accepted any offer from any team in Europe and Jarvis plans on playing for the Heat next year." He's not going to see many minutes if that's the case, but he already has one championship ring and could be in line for another one if all goes well in Miami.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Jarvis Varnado is close to signing with Sidigas Avellino of Serie A in Italy.

It would be the big man's second tour of duty in Italy. Varnado's NBA career has been brief, totaling 16 games between the Heat and Celtics. A return to Miami was in doubt once the team signed Greg Oden.
Source: Sportando
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 08:27:00 AM

Jarvis Varnado's roster spot with the Heat may not be with the Heat to start the upcoming season.

The team picking up Greg Oden on a two-year deal could send him to the D-League like last year. Varnado made his presence known in summer league with 2.5 blocks and he did a good job pushing his weight around. Oden's minutes are going to be monitored and he's going to need to miss some time one way or another, so expect Varnado to get some minutes at some point. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 09:52:00 AM

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