Anderson Varejao RUMORS & NEWS

  • Warriors are favorite to sign Anderson Varejao

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors have emerged as the heavy favorite to sign soon-to-be free agent Anderson Varejao, according to league sources. League sources told ESPN.com that Varejao is leaning strongly toward joining the Warriors after he clears waivers Sunday at 5 p.m. Sources say that the..." February 21

  • Thunder interested in Anderson Varejao

    The Oklahoman "Less than 24 hours after the NBA's trading deadline came and went the Thunder has been linked to a potential buyout candidate. Anderson Varejao has captured the attention of Oklahoma City's front office, according to ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst. Appearing on an ESPN Cleveland radio segment,..." February 20

  • Warriors, Thunder, Spurs, Mavs eyeing Anderson Varejao

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors are contemplating a run at free agent-to-be Anderson Varejao, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Warriors are among several teams, along with Oklahoma City, San Antonio and Dallas, currently investigating the prospect of signing Varejao, who is..." February 20

  • Anderson Varejao deserved better by the Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When you think of the epitome of being selfless, giving and loyal, Anderson Varejao comes to mind. Unfortunately, when it comes to business in the NBA, loyalty isn't always reciprocated. The Cleveland Cavaliers shipped out a Cavalier lifer, or at least he wanted to be. In return, they got..." February 19

  • Magic send Frye to Cavaliers in 3-team deal

    The Score "The Orlando Magic have traded stretch four Channing Frye to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-way deal that would see Anderson Varejao dealt to the Portland Trail Blazers, USA Today's Sam Amick reports. The Magic would send draft picks along with Varejao to Portland in exchange for an expiring..." February 19

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Channing Frye will be sent to the Cavs from Orlando, I'm told. Anderson Varejao will wind up in Portland. More to come.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    The Portland Trail Blazers will likely waive Anderson Varejao, league sources tell @TheVertical.

  • Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert, Anderson Varejao expected to remain in Cleveland through deadline

    Akron Beacon Journal "While Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline is looming, the Cavaliers have been engaged in trade talks on multiple fronts, according to various league sources. The odds of them actually striking a significant trade prior to the deadline, however, remain slim. Anything can change in the final..." February 18

  • Cavs offered Anderson Varejao to Magic for Channing Frye

    Fear The Sword "If a report from ESPN's Marc Stein is to be believed (and it probably should), there is a bit of substance to the rumors from last night that the Cavs are interested in Channing Frye. And the Cavs offer would include Anderson Varejao, a favorite of both many Cavs fans and LeBron James. The Magic..." February 18

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    Frank Isola @FisolaNYDN

    Cavs also considering a trade that would include a LeBron favorite, Anderson Varejao. Portland & Philadelphia are possibilities.

  • Anderson Varejao won't request a trade from Cleveland Cavaliers, despite being stuck on the bench

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Seldom-used Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao told cleveland.com he has not requested a trade and says he will not do so. "If I go anywhere else and win a championship, it's not going to be the same," he said. "I want to win a championship in Cleveland. That's where I want to stay. I..." January 12

  • Cavaliers’ Anderson Varejao enters season healthy, ahead of schedule in return from Achilles injury

    Akron Beacon Journal "After five productive preseason games, the Cavaliers decided not to take any chances with Anderson Varejao. He sat out Monday’s preseason finale, capping a successful preseason in his surprising return from a torn Achilles. So far, so good. No one was quite sure what to expect from Varejao..." October 21

  • Irving, Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov, Anderson Varejao all expected to be ready for Cavaliers training camp 2015

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers anticipate that Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov and Anderson Varejao will be ready for the start of training camp Sept. 29, Northeast Ohio Media Group has learned. All four players are recovering from surgery. Irving (fractured knee cap) and Love (separated..." September 21

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Kyrie Irving is rehabbing in Miami and David Griffin says Irving is on pace. Love & Varejao will be ready for start of camp

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    Sam Amico @AmicoHoops

    Cavs still discussing trade of Haywood contract with several teams, including Lakers, Suns, Clippers. Not talking Andy Varejao with anyone.

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    Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

    . @Chris_Broussard reports #Nets were looking for a third team to take Anderson Varejao's contract, and Joe Johnson Cavs talks are stagnant.

  • Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will not be activated for The Finals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will not play in the 2015 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, a team official told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Friday. Varejao is still recovering from a left Achilles tear he suffered in December. At this juncture, he hasn't even been cleared to..." June 01

  • Anderson Varejao wanted to try a return this season, but was talked out of it for the better

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, who is out for the season with an Achilles tear, says he contemplated attempting a return this season. "I wanted to give it a try, but I'm being told to continue my rehab so I can be ready for the start of next season," Varejao told Northeast Ohio Media Group...." March 23

  • Sources: Varejao to miss remainder of season

    Yahoo! Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao suffered a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The diagnosis came with an MRI on his left ankle on Wednesday morning. Varejao tore his left Achilles in the Cavaliers' victory over the..." December 24

  • Cavs fear long-term foot injury to Varejao

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will undergo an MRI on his left foot Wednesday that could reveal a potential long-term injury. Varejao landed awkwardly in the third quarter of Tuesday's 125-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and left the floor without being able to put weight..." December 24

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    As Cleveland's Anderson Varejao undergoes MRI on ankle at this hour, source close to him tells Yahoo: "It does not look good at all."

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    There's concern, per those w/info, that Cavs C Anderson Varejao has an Achilles injury. Cavs are hoping for best. MRI scheduled.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Here in Cleveland today, ESPN sources say Cavs & Anderson Varejao nearing agreement on three-year extension believed to be worth $30 million

  • Anderson Varejao, Cavs in contract extension talks

    Yahoo! Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are engaged in serious talks with center Anderson Varejao on a contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Talks have progressed in recent weeks, but there's no agreement imminent, sources said. Varejao, 32, could become an unrestricted free agent in July..." October 27

  • Cavs facing complicated decision in choosing between Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson for starting center

    Akron Beacon Journal "When David Blatt was discussing the merits of choosing between Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson as his starting center, he dismissed much of the debate by declaring “it probably doesn’t make a big difference.” On the court, he might be right. Both players are similar rebounding machines,..." October 06

  • Staying with Cavaliers during tough times pays off for Anderson Varejao

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Anderson Varejao has spent 10 productive years as a member of the Cavaliers. He has experienced some of the best times the organization has had to offer, and he has endured some of the roughest times. When an athlete approaches veteran status, he tends to want to chase titles, and often that..." September 24

  • Cavs' Anderson Varejao: 'A lot of people' said he should ask for trade

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers big man Anderson Varejao has been mentioned as a possible trade chip for the past few seasons, and with good reason. Cleveland was always in the lottery, and Varejao was in his late 20s and early 30s. The Cavs never moved him, though, whether it was because they wanted him in..." September 02

  • Anderson Varejao: "I want to retire in Cleveland"

    Fear The Sword "Anderson Varejao has long been a fan favorite, and it appears that he loves Cleveland as much as it loves him. Throughout the past four years it seems like no player on the Cleveland Cavaliers has been involved in more trade rumors than Anderson Varejao. On a team going through a rebuild it..." September 02

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Cavs coach Mike Brown said he expects Anderson Varejao to play vs. Hawks. #ATLHawks

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    Anderson Varejao likely to play tonight for #Cavs

  • Cavaliers could use Anderson Varejao's presence

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After Wednesday's practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts, the Cavaliers rookies serenaded coach Mike Brown with an off-key version of "Happy Birthday'' in honor of the coach's 44th birthday. But if they really wanted to get him something he could use, they'd figure out a way to gift-wrap a certain..." March 06

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    Rick Noland MG/CT @RickNoland

    Brown says Varejao, Waiters, Miles unlikely to travel to OKC for game Wed

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    Anderson Varejoa won't travel to Philly

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    Rick Noland MG/CT @RickNoland

    varejao (back), miles both out for cavs tonight

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    Anderson Varejao (left knee) still a game-time decision for #Cavs tonight vs. Dallas.

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Mike Brown believes both Tristan Thompson (ankle) and Anderson Varejao (knee) will be available tonight vs Rockets

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    Jonah Ballow @jonahballow

    Anderson Varejao is out for the Cavs tonight in the matchup against the #Knicks.

  • Varejao is questionable to play vs. the Pelicans

    NBA.com "Cavaliers forward/center Anderson Varejao experienced a left knee contusion and hyperextension during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns at Quicken Loans Arena. He was examined by Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker Monday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health..." January 28

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Varejao did not practice today for #Cavs. Receiving treatment. MRI this am confirmed left knee contusion

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    ICYMI: Rockets will trade Asik next Wednesday or Thursday. And do not discount Cleveland/Varejao. Would be perfect fit next to Howard.

  • Everything old is new again for Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A long, long time ago -- back when the Cavaliers were playoff regulars -- everything was much the same as it is now for Anderson Varejao. The 6-foot-11 Brazilian was the Cavaliers' energy-providing sixth man, the agitating big guy off the bench. He was the one who clawed his way to any ball..." December 12

  • Anderson Varejao possibly – no, definitely – tampers when talking about LeBron James coming back to Cleveland

    Yahoo! Sports "You and your family, sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner, are free to talk about where you think LeBron James may go as a free agent in 2014 should he decide to opt out of his contract. As the go-to NBA brain at the table, reading an NBA blog the day before the holiday, your uncle can take his..." November 27

  • Varejao believes LeBron James could return to the Cavaliers

    Akron Beacon Journal "Anderson Varejao, the last remaining player with ties to LeBron James, said Tuesday he disagreed with the way James left but believes he could return to play for this organization again. “It could happen,” Varejao said. “Bron is from Akron. Akron is not too far from here. Eventually in his..." November 26

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    InsideHoops.com @InsideHoops

    The NBA also warned Anderson Varejao about #flopping, from a Nov. 9 game vs the 76ers

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  • Led by Thompson, Varejao, rebounding will be strong

    The News-Herald "The Cavaliers have some lofty expectations this season when it comes to attacking the glass. With Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao in the starting lineup, they have two players who possess a relentless style of rebounding. “We should be one of the top rebounding teams in the league,”..." October 28

  • Newlywed Anderson Varejao ready to get back to work for Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Anderson Varejao is still coming down from the high of his September 7 wedding to Marcelle Silva in Rio de Janiero. There were 1000 guests and 22 bridesmaids and 22 groomsmen including Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Anthony Parker and their wives. The ceremony was at a beautiful church and the..." September 20

  • Report: Anderson Varejao cleared to return in time for training camp

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anderson Varejao was having his best season statistically last year until a knee injury forced him out of action in December and then the ensuing blood clot that developed ended his season entirely. Now comes word that he’s been medically cleared in time for the start of training camp in a few..." September 15

  • Cavs' Anderson Varejao considers himself 'very lucky' after surviving life-threatening blood clot

    Yahoo! Sports "Cleveland's Anderson Varejao didn't realize the blood clot in his lower right lung was life-threatening until after surgery corrected the problem, the Cavaliers' forward told Yahoo! Sports in his first interview since the health scare. "I was having my best season, the best time of my life, and a..." February 11

  • Breaking Down Cavaliers Without Varejao

    Fear The Sword "The first thing I would point out is that Mr. Lowe's piece is largely in line with what the writers and commenters of Fear the Sword have seen in the young rebuilding process. There are no easy answers, no one is happy, three years of abysmal losing is hard, and injuries seem to hammer us more..." January 10