Cavaliers to sign Anderson Varejao

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The Cavaliers are bringing back Anderson Varejao. The big man will sign with Cleveland for the remainder of the season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Varejao spent most of his 13 seasons in the NBA with the Cavaliers. The Brazil native was selected by the Magic with the final pick in the second round of the 2004 NBA Draft. Shortly after, he was traded to the Cavaliers as part of the Drew Gooden deal. In nearly 12 seasons with the Cavs, Varejao played 591 games for the franchise.

The Cavaliers are in need of veteran leaders, as Sam Amico recently discussed on the Cavs On The Break NBA Podcast.  Varejao, who is 38-years old, may be able to provide that for J.B. Bickerstaff’s club.

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1 Comment on "Cavaliers to sign Anderson Varejao"

  1. Bird In The Hand | May 1, 2021 at 12:38 am | Reply

    Looks like Altman has been listening to Sam Amico podcasts.

    A little late in the season to address veteran leadership, but better late than never.

    Welcome back Mr Varejao, we missed you.

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