Anderson Varejao RUMORS & NEWS

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

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Grantland's Zach Lowe Breaks 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 09

  • Cavaliers star could miss 2 months with knee surgery

    Fear The Sword "Cleveland Cavaliers' big man Anderson Varejao will be out for six to eight weeks after knee surgery scheduled for this Thursday, the team announced Wednesday morning. Varejao has been out since suffering an apparent right knee contusion during a game against the Toronto Raptors on Dec...." January 09

  • Cavs' Scott 'disappointed' with record, concerned over Varejao's injury

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Cavaliers will reach the season's midpoint within the next two weeks, and what they've seen thus far hasn't been very encouraging. They're 7-26, the league's second-worst record behind only the Washington Wizards. They lost Wednesday to a woeful Sacramento Kings team that has struggled on..." January 04

  • Byron Scott looking out for Anderson Varejao

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If Anderson Varejao is on the court, chances are that at some point he'll be in the ground. More than once. The Cavaliers center plays with reckless abandon, flying after rebounds, clawing for loose balls and pounding anyone in his path. And that's why Varejao didn't play Friday against the..." December 22

  • Seven Possible Anderson Varejao Trades for the Cleveland Cavaliers

    Fear The Sword "So here we go, and these are not necessarily in order of the most feasible or ones I would be most happy doing. I will admit I am not as creative as some other people so there aren't a ton of 3-teamers. Obviously in the comments if you guys come up with some other ideas, go right ahead. Houston..." December 19

  • Noah comes out on top in matchup vs. Varejao

    CSN Chicago "Prior to Wednesday night's win over the Cavaliers, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau spoke in glowing terms about Cleveland center Anderson Varejao, the league's leading rebounder on the young NBA regular season. "Varejao is playing off the charts. Those rebounding numbers are staggering. I..." December 06

  • Why the Cleveland Cavaliers Absolutely Should Trade Anderson Varejao

    Fear The Sword "As mind-blowing as what I'm about to type may sound, statistically speaking, it's currently a true statement. Anderson Varejao is playing like a top five player in the NBA. I know, small sample size this early in the season, but if you were to rank all players in the NBA by PER (player efficiency..." November 19

  • Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao, and Omri Casspi on NBA All Star Ballot

    Fear The Sword "With under 10 percent of the season played, the NBA has opened up voting for the All Star Game. That doesn't make much sense to me, but apparently it makes sense to them. They have released the ballots and a variety of ways that you can vote for the starting lineups up until January 14th. On the..." November 14

  • Cavaliers 94, Wizards 84 Recap: Anderson Varejao Domination

    Fear The Sword "One game, one win. Just 81 left in order to be the first team in NBA history to have an undefeated season. The Cavaliers started this potentially historic campaign with a 94-84 victory over the Washington Wizards. The Cavs dominated for a good portion of the game, but the Wizards made a big run in..." October 31

  • Varejao grabs 23 rebounds, Irving scores 29 points in Cavs win over Wizards

    Akron Beacon Journal "He has always been known for his energy, defensive tenacity and rebounding, but it was Anderson Varejao's vision and offensive awareness that won the Cavaliers' opener on Tuesday. Varejao had 23 rebounds and nine assists, both career highs, to go with nine points in the Cavs' 94-84 victory over..." October 31

  • Cleveland Cavaliers hitch a ride on Anderson Varejao's energy in Game 1 win

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "His Cavaliers teammates call Anderson Varejao a horse. As in workhorse. As in the kind of player who never stops trying, never gives up, always is full of energy and always scratches and claws for the ball every time he's on the court. As in the kind of center who grabs a career-high 23..." October 31

  • With precious few games remaining the Cleveland Cavaliers should not return Irving and Varejao to the lineup

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "One fan favorite returned to the Cavaliers lineup on Sunday night at The Q while two others remained where they belonged in street clothes on the bench. Injured Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao got to watch Moondog arrive on the court rocking an eye patch and a protective canine cone. The team..." April 16

  • Anderson Varejao determined to play again this season

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The easy thing for Anderson Varejao to do -- and some might say the smart thing -- is to forget about returning this season. The Cavaliers' center could spend the summer healing up, doing nothing more strenuous than working on his tan on some Brazilian beach. Not Varejao. As soon his broken..." March 29

  • Cavs fall to Sixers, lose Varejao indefinitely to fractured wrist

    Akron Beacon Journal "Anderson Varejao departed the arena Friday night wearing a splint on his right wrist, a bad omen of more miserable news to come. By the time he arrived for Saturday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers, that splint was replaced by a soft cast and the Cavs' surprising season took a dramatic shift..." February 12

  • Antawn Jamison's effort can't offset injury to Anderson Varejao as Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Milwaukee Bucks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The new face of the franchise already was in street clothes. Its irrepressible big man was getting his sprained right wrist X-rayed. Midway through the third quarter, the Cavaliers were without their two best players and trying to survive their third game in four days. Not exactly an ideal..." February 11

  • Cavs center Anderson Varejao falls short of All-Star selection; rookie Kyrie Irving evaluated at Cleveland Clinic

    Akron Beacon Journal "Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao was honored to enter the All-Star discussion, but he also was a bit overwhelmed. In recent weeks, he has been bombarded with phone calls, text messages and e-mails from family, friends and complete strangers, all of whom wanted to know what he thought about his..." February 10

  • Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao left off NBA All-Star rosters

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "During the best start to his eight-year career, Anderson Varejao has seemed to get to each rebound, almost every loose ball. Finally, on Thursday night the energetic Cavaliers' center found something just out of his reach -- an All-Star Game appearance. Neither Varejao nor rookie Kyrie..." February 10

  • Byron Scott wants All-Star recognition for Anderson Varejao, Kyrie Irving, but won't beg

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When push came to shove, Byron Scott decided to do neither when it came to lobbying for Anderson Varejao or Kyrie Irving to make the All-Star team as reserves. The NBA will announce the reserves on TNT on Thursday night. "I lobby enough in the media," Scott said. "I don't make calls. I don't..." February 08

  • Sub or snub? Cleveland Cavaliers pushing All-Star case for Anderson Varejao

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Thursday is subs and snubs night in terms of the NBA All-Star Game selection process. One way or another, Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao's name will merit a mention. As coaches reveal the reserves for the respective conferences, passionate cases will be proffered for the one or two deserving..." February 06

  • Value Anderson Varejao? Absolutely (especially in a trade)

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Confessions Of A Former Anderson Varejao Detractor... I've called him a flopper, an overgrown soccer player. A figment of LeBron James' imagination because of the baskets James created for him. An undersized overachiever playing out of position at center. Sideshow Andy, just a high energy..." February 02

  • With each gritty performance Anderson Varejao's value to the Cavaliers -- as well as others -- grows

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After supplying another exemplary effort in what has become an almost endless string of them Anderson Varejao spoke mostly of disappointment. The Brazilian became the first Cavalier since Carlos Boozer in 2004 to record a 20-point, 20-rebound game, yet he wanted another comeback win so badly on..." February 01

  • All-Star honor is long shot for Varejao

    Akron Beacon Journal "It might be surprising to the rest of the league, but Anderson Varejao is quietly producing All-Star numbers this season. As for actually getting a spot on the Eastern Conference team, that still seems like a long shot. Dwight Howard is the overall leader in voting and deserves the starting nod..." January 29

  • Sure, Anderson Varejao is the Cleveland Cavaliers' man of hustle, but he's also pretty handy

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Anderson Varejao has those pogo-stick legs, that shock of hair and that energy level that saps opponents' spirit. When basketball analysts talk about the Cavaliers' forward/center, they talk about his defensive versatility, his "flopping" on charges in the past, his light feet and his nose for the..." January 19

  • Cavs' Scott on Varejao: 'He's not going anywhere'

    Akron Beacon Journal "With the NBA's trade deadline two months away, the Cavaliers are already searching for ways to add another first-round pick in next summer's draft. What assets they'd have to use to get there, however, remain hazy. Trade talks will heat up closer to the All-Star Game and teams will inevitably..." January 11

  • Anderson Varejao's fast start catching the eye of NBA GMs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Anderson Varejao is enjoying one of the most productive starts to a season in his career. You can bet the Cavaliers aren't the only team taking notice. Healthy again and attacking the boards and defensive end with his familiar gusto, Varejao could attract significant interest as the March 15..." January 11

  • Cleveland Cavaliers lose fake game to Detroit Pistons, but it shows real importance of Anderson Varejao in lineup

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "How big a difference does Anderson Varejao make on the defensive end of the floor for the Cavaliers? Here's a snapshot from the Cavs' 90-89 loss to the Detroit Pistons in an exhibition game on Tuesday night at The Q: With the forward/center in the lineup, the Cavs held the Pistons to 33.3..." December 21