Anderson Varejao RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 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 "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

  • 818d @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

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